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VOL. 29-32 

SEPT.. 1944- 
J U N E 1948 





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Dear Friends: 

I receive many letters from Buck- 
nellians in military service wliich are 
written, no doubt, in many strange 
parts of our world. Most of these let- 
ters refer to the coming Bucknell re- 
union in 1946, when we will celebrate 
Alma Mater's 100th Birthday anniver- 
sary. Bucknell boys far from home are 
thinking of those days to come when 
they will be back on the campus with 
their old Bucknell classmates and 

Recently I have read the first draft 
of that portion of the Centennial His- 
tory of Bucknell which Dr. Theiss has 
completed to date — down through 
Alma Mater's first eighty years. It is a most interesting account of the brave efforts of a 
noble little college to be born and to survive, replete with names and incidents and per- 
sonal references. Each Bucknellian who really cares about Alma Mater may look for- 
ward with keen anticipation to the publishing of this volume in connection with the 
100th Birthday celebration in 1946. 

My kindest regards to you all — and especially to you in uniform far from home and 
friends. We'll be seeing you "on the Hill" in 1946. 

Cordially yours. 

vX.^.....-.i3z:;\ Q. It^Os^" 

Arnaud C. Marts, 



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fllGLISH LfldGUflGf IflSIIIUIf fli BUCiEL 

C^"^HE English Language Institute mentioned in the 
\S) August Alumnus — the only one east o£ the 
University of Michigan — has now reached the mid- 
point of its eight-week session. This Institute, the 
only one other than that at Michigan which uses the 
system described below, is proving attractive to per- 
sons interested in modern language teaching and the 
development of friendly relations between our coun- 
try and our neighbors to the south. 

Dr. C. WiUard Smith of the Department of Eng- 
lish is the Director of the Institute, and Professor 
Frank A. Sprague, Head of the Department of 
Spanish, is House Director. The other members of 
the staff are Miss Agnes M. Brady of the Depart- 
ment of Spanish, Dr. Gladys Calkins Cook of the 
Department of French, Mr. Charles Michalski and 
Miss Maxine Guin. Mr. Michalski and Miss Guin 
were members of the staff of the English Language 
Institute at the University of Michigan during the 
summer session of 1944. Both hdxe been trained 
in the special methods employed in the Institute by 

Dr. Charles C. Fries, '09, who directs the work at 
Michigan. During the summer Dr. Smith, Professor 
Sprague and Miss Brady spent some time on the 
Michigan campus acquainting themselves with the 
requirements of the work. 

During recent months many of our popular maga- 
zines have carried articles explaining the work that 
has been done and the innovations that have been 
made in the teaching of foreign language, especially 
in connection with Army training programs. The 
development of special methods for teaching Enghsh 
to Latin- American students, while it certainly reflects 
the present general interest in the teaching of lan- 
guage, is nevertheless the particular result of the spe- 
cial studies in this area of education undertaken by 
Dr. Charles C. Fries and his staff' in the Linguistic 
Institute, University of Michigan. One of Dr. Fries" 
most interested and capable colleagues in tlie estab- 
lishment of these methods was Dr. Leo. L. Rock- 
well, "07, House Director of tlie English Language 
Institute at Ann Arbor. (Continued on page 15.) 


Dr. Gordon Poteat 

(T^^ GORDON POTEAT, for the past seven 
^Ly years professor of Christian ethics at Crozer 
Theological Seminary, has taken up his work as 
pastor of the Lewisburg Baptist Church, Baptist stu- 
dent pastor at Bucknell and a member of the Depart- 
ment of Religion. 

Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Dr. Poteat at- 
tended Furman University, where his father was 
president, and later received the M.A. degree from 
Wake Forest College in North Carolina, where his 
uncle was president. He received the Th.M. degree 
at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louis- 
ville, Kentucky. Furman University has conferred 
on him the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity. 

After finishing his theological training. Dr. Poteat 
traveled for a year as secretary of the Student Vol- 
unteer Movement and, in 1915, sailed for China, 
where he worked four years as a missionary for the 
Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Con- 
vention in Kaifeng, Honan. In 1921 he was called 
to the University of Shanghai as professor of New 
Testament and ethics. 

In 1927 he returned to the United States and spent 
two years as pastor of the City Park Baptist Church 
in Denver. Then he returned to Shanghai Univer- 
sity for the Northern Baptist Convention, remaining 
there until 1937, when he joined the Crozer faculty. 

He has edited a Chinese modern speech edition of 
the books of Luke and the Acts. His book, "Stand 
(Continued on page 9-) 



(^UCKNELL UNIVERSITY will admit two 
JlD American-born girls of Japanese ancestry for 
the semester beginning November 1. This deqision 
was made following a report to President Marts by 
Robertson M. Fort of the American Friends Service 
Committee, who spent several days in Lewisburg in 
conference on the matter. 

All the American-born Japanese who were stu- 
dents in colleges on the Pacific coast prior to Pearl 
Harbor were obliged to transfer to inland or eastern 
colleges in 1942, and it has been diflScult for them 
to continue their education under these circum- 
stances. Most of the leading colleges of America 
have opened their doors to such students of Ameri- 
can citizenship whose loyalty and patriotism have 
been proved by careful investigation. 

Many students at Bucknell have been interested 
in adding the University to the list of colleges to 
which such Japanese students might be assigned, 
President Marts said in announcing the arrange- 


/'T^ALD EAGLE meteorite, owned by Bucknell 
JlJ University, was on display during August at 
the Fels Planetarium in Philadelphia, along with 
other meteorites which have been found in Pennsyl- 

Discovered in 1891 by a railroad crew on the 
slope of Bald Eagle Mountain, seven miles south of 
WiUiamsport, the meteorite was later presented to 
Dr. William G. Owens, '80, professor emeritus of 
chemistry at Bucknell, for scientific and display pur- 



Brigadier General Harold N. Gilbert, 'xl9, dis- 
cussed in the Alumni Monthly for July, 1943, is fea- 
tured in the New York Post of August 4, 1944. 
General Gilbert, who is in charge of the Office of 
Dependency Benefits, with more than 10,000 helpers 
issues 6,500,000 checks each month to soldiers' de- 
pendents. He lives at the Newark Athletic Club. 


Ronald E, Ki;hli;ii 

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/^~7fOR the past five years, Ronald E. Kehler has 
vJ/ been supervising principal of the Butler Town- 
ship schools at Ashland, Pennsylvania. From obser- 
vation of his accomplishments in the school system, 
one would assume that Mr. Kehler is a busy man. 
However, during this period he has had time to be 
pastor of the Congregational Christian Church of 
Fountain Springs, Pennsylvania, until a year ago, 
and since then has been duration pastor of the First 
Congregational Church of Mount Carmel. But dur- 
ing this period he attended Bucknell on Saturdays 
and during summer sessions and received the mas- 
ter's degree in 1942. 

Mr. Kehler is a graduate of Bloomsburg State 
Normal School, where he was captain of the foot- 
ball team and valedictorian of his class. In 1931 he 
received the A.B. degree from Susquehanna Univer- 
sity. He served in the infantry in the first division 
during the First World War. 

His school is an example of intelligent educational 
leadership. A program of extra-curricular activities, 
including a recently published handbook, challenges 
his pupils in their out-of-class hours. A guidance 
plan based on the needs of all individuals helps to 
make the educational program a functioning one. 
He is co-author, with George Carl, of a history of 
Butler Township. 

/QCTOBliR 13 is the date of the nineteenth an- 
K^ nual Bucknell Conference on Fducation. The 
general sessions at 2:00 and 7: 15 P.M. will be 
held in the Davis Gymnasium, and the 13 gJ^'^up 
meetings at 4:00 P. M. in various lecture rooms and 

The general theme is "Education for Tomorrow." 
General session speakers are Dr. Harry S. Ganders, 
Dean of the School of Education, Syracuse Univer- 
sity; Dr. Charles C. Fries, '09, Professor of English 
and Director of the English Language Institute, Uni- 
versity of Michigan; Dr. Charles J. Smith, President 
of Roanoke College; and Dr. Gordon Poteat, the 
new Baptist pastor, student pastor and a member of 
the Department of Religion at Bucknell. 

Among the small group sessions are clinics on 
teachers' problems and on guidance. A third and 
unusual session is that on foreign language, featur- 
ing the English Language Institute under the direc- 
tion of Dr. C. Willard Smith. All members of the 
institute faculty will participate in the program. 

Charles E. Hilbish, '09, and F. G. Davis, '11, are 
chairmen of the general sessions. A large number 
of the speakers are Bucknell alumni. 

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^LUMNI who learned that Joseph W. Hender- 
^yj- son, '08, had been elected president of the 
American Bar Association realized that he was a man 
of parts, but probably few of them expected this 
busy lawyer to be able to deliver an address in Span- 
ish. This is just what he did on his recent trip to 
Mexico City to the meeting of the Inter-American 
Bar Association. 

This address, which is hailed as a significant con- 
tribution to world peace, has the title, "International 
Justice According to Law." Mr. Henderson declares 
the Permanent Court of International Justice to be 
"the outstanding token of a future world of justice 
based on law." He believes that the overthrowing 
of arbitrary power and the establishing of the rule 
of law, in the international sphere, have a funda- 
mental relationship to the maintenance of free gov- 
ernment and human rights based on law rather than 
discretion in the government and life of each re- 


Dr. Albert R. Garner 

DR. mm RfPOfiTS oil m 


JN ENTHUSIASTIC Bucknellian is Dr. Albert 
^y''JL Rowland Garner, permanent president of the 
Class of '99. This forty-five-year class, sans permis- 
sion from Uncle Sam to journey to Lewisburg for 
converse on the past and perhaps a bit more, was ap- 
proached by its president and urged to "lay the cards 
on the table. " The class members did so and an in- 
teresting lot of stories resulted. The tale in full is 
being mimeographed by the Alumni Office and will 
be in the hands of class members before this Alum- 
nus reaches you. However, a few salient facts on 
class members are presented here for the benefit of 
all Bucknellians. Before that listing is eiven, it is 
fitting that Alumni hear a few words about the man 
who did this unusual feat. 

Dr. Garner received the degrees of Bachelor of 
Science and Master of Science from Bucknell, Master 
of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and 
M.D. from Hahnemann Medical College. Beyond 
this he had several years of graduate study in psy- 
chology, neurology and psychiatry at the University 
of Pennsylvania, Harvard and the Pennsylvania Hos- 
pital for the Insane. For a number of years he spe- 
cialized in this line. Later he entered the general 
practice of medicine in Norristown, Pennsylvania, 
where he has been a leader for a quarter-century. 
A few of his activities are: chairman. Medical Ad- 
visory Committee of Montgomery County Medical 


Society and past president of that association; chair- 
man, Healing Arts Assistance Committee; and mem- 
ber, Executive Committee of Montgomery County 
Tuberculosis and Public Health Society, State Med- 
ical Society, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Phila- 
delphia Medical Club, Philadelphia Penn Club, 
Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the Revolution, 
Merion Cricket Club and the Plymouth Country 
Club of Norristown. For many years he was chair- 
man of the Bucknell Athletic Club and is still an 
active member. 

He married Margaret Jane Ross, '04, of Bryn 
Mawr, and they have three children and three grand- 
children. One son, who is an attorney, is a captain 
in the Armed Forces. 

Ballentine, Floyd G. — Bucknell University, Lewis- 
burg — Professor and secretary of the faculty 

Buckminster, Irving H. — New Port Richey, Fla. — 
Retired scientist 

Calvin, John E.— 129 Stark Ave., Penn Yan, N. Y.— 

Cober, E. W.— I4l9 Elm St., Wilkinsburg— Retired 

Conover, Evarts C. — 121 E. Mt. Carmel Ave., Glen- 
side — Pastor emeritus, Glenside Baptist Church 

Dieffenderfer, John P. — 2039 Ealer Ave., Easton — 
Retired but active minister 

Downs, Gertrude Stephens (Mrs. J. C. Downs) — 
3222 Wainbell Ave., Pittsburgh 16 — Former 
teacher, mother of two sons — one deceased, the 
other an Army lieutenant 

Engle, 'William H.— 157 Chestnut St., Sunbury— 
Semi-retired attorney 

Garner, Albert R. — 626 DeKalb St., Norristown — 

Griffith, B. 'W. — Bucknell University, Lewisburg — 
Professor of French and graduate manager of 

Hall, G. L. (Captain)— Box 222, McMinnviUe, 
Ore. — Minister and itinerant missionary 

Hazen, Joseph C. — Summit, N. J. — Corresponding 
secretary of Northern Baptist Convention with 
many other important jobs 

Ivins, R. M. — Fork Union, 'Va. — Former school su- 
perintendent; now dietitian and purchasing agent 
at Fork Union Military Academy 

Krise, Daniel H. — 730 Ferndale Ave., Johnstown — 
Former educator; now municipal treasurer, sub- 
stitute teacher and amateur gardener 

LeVan, Oscar R.— 1221 Green St., Philadelphia- 
Retired publisher 

Meserve, Howard C— 5 Plymouth Place, Milford, 
Conn. — Former minister; now head librarian of 
the Milford libraries (Continued on page 14.) 

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/QJiORGE ISHII won the Valley Forge Hospital 
^y tournament recently on the coiu'se of the Sus- 
cjuehanna Valley (Country Club, Sunbury, Pennsyl- 
vania, with a gross score of 75. He had a haiidicap 
of 15, giving him a net score of 6(). 

Twelve golfers entered the tournament, the en- 
trance fee for which was any piece of old golf equip- 
ment. The club realized from the tournament four 
golf bags, 25 clubs and three dozen balls. The 
equipment will be sent to the Valley Forge Hospital 
for the use of soldiers and sailors who have been 
wounded in the present war and are regaining their 
health there. Golfers of the Philadelphia area built 
a course for soldiers and sailors and an appeal was 
made through various radio stations to get the neces- 
sary equipment. 


/^AUL HIGHTOWER, assistant to the president 
__/ and head of the University Placement Bureau, 
reports that the following companies are among 
those working on post-war plans for hiring returned 
veterans: Armstrong Cork Company, Bakelite Cor- 
poration, Carrier Corporation, Curtiss-Wright Cor- 
poration, E. I. duPont de Nemours, B. F. Goodrich 
Company, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, 
Glen L. Martin Company, Proctor and Gamble Dis- 
tributing Company and United States Steel Corpora- 

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C>=>HOMAS WOOD, 05, has four sons m mili- 
\_J tary service. They are: 

Lt. Harrv P. Wood, '39 

Box 3S6 

Shaw Field, S. C. 

Lt. James S. Wood, •x43 

1168 Lawyer's Lane 

Columbus, Ga. 

Lt. (jg) Thomas Wood, Jr., '37 
SUB-RP 10, ANB, Navy 140 
F.P.O., San Francisco, Calif. 
Lt. (jg) William H. Wood, USNR. ' 
712 East Capital St., N.E. 
Washington, D. C. 

Mrs. Wood is the former Eva Blanche Stoner. '05. 
A daughter, Fanny (now Mrs. Rodney G. Brown), 
is a Bucknell graduate in the Class of 1933. 

Dr. Doncaster G. Humm 


QW^ORE than 3,000,000 copies of the Humra- 
^"L Wadsworth Temperament Scale have been 
sold. Purchasers have been such nationally-known 
organizations as Wright Aeronautical Company, 
United Airlines, Eastern Airlines, Boeing Airplane 
Company, Beech Aircraft, Woodward Governor, 
Dow Chemical Company, Western Electric Company 
and United States Electrical Motors. They have 
made these purchases because they believe the effi- 
ciency of their organizations will be improved by 
use of the tests. Unlike most tests, this Scale is not 
sold to the general public. It is sold to business or- 
ganizations with service intended to guarantee its 
successful use. It is always used with other tests 
and other types of procedures. 

It has been found that the cause of most failures 
is not lack of skill on the job but the attitude of the 
worker toward his job and unhappy relations ■with 
his fellows. Dr. Humm defines temperament as a 
person's disposition to react to life situations: in 
other -tt'ords, his behavior tendencies. It has little 
relation to skill, aptitude or intelligence, but great 
relation to the dhi/ity to appl\ skill, aptitude or in- 
telligence. A study of the personnel of a large 
public service organization indicated that 80 per cent 
of the difficulties of its problem employees were 
handicaps of temperament. (Continued on page 13.) 


Mary Alice Laird 

Martha Ann Laird 

m LoifiD iins GO 10 toojo 

// FEW years ago twin girls, reared on a farm 
^/2 near Muncy, Pennsylvania, entered Blooms- 
burg State Teachers College. They made outstand- 
ing records and were placed in small rural high 
schools immediately on graduation. Both made 
good but soon decided they would like to go farther. 
Consequently they began graduate work at Bucknell, 
specializing in guidance. These young women are 
Mary Alice and Martha Ann Laird. Mary stayed at 
Bucknell a half year longer, taking additional gradu- 
ate work in English on a scholarship granted because 
she had stood highest on an examination taken by 
all Bucknell English students. 

After receiving her master's degree in 1940, 
Martha accepted a position in the English Depart- 
ment at the Towanda, Pennsylvania, High School. 
Mary went to Mifflinville and soon moved to a junior 
high school position at West Chester. 

But both longed to be on the wing, and so they 
took the examinations in the City of Philadelphia 
for positions as guidance counselors. Mary arrived 
first, 1943, and is counselor in the Furness Junior 
High School. Martha moved to Philadelphia this 
fall and is counselor in the Edwin C. Vare Junior 
High School. Now the Laird twins are together 
again and the Philadelphia school system is the 
richer. They live at 4941 Rubicam Avenue, Phila- 
delphia 44. 


Names of those who have given One Hundred 
Dollars or more since the publication of the August 
Alumnus as of September 23, 1944: 

Joseph E. Glaspey, '03 

Geddes W. and Blanche Thomas Simpson, '29 and '30 

H. Burns Smith, '93-94 



CT^HE following 


-. ^ students entering Bucknell 

KJ November 1 are daughters of alumni: 

Armstrong, Elizabeth L. (Father, Earle B., 'l4, and 

Mother, Jeannette Cooke, '17) 
Bartlett, Phyllis H. (Father, Lester J., '16) 
Brown, Barbara J. (Father, George H., '21, and 

Mother, Dorothy Markham, 'x23) 
Clark, Alice M. (Father, Byron H., Bucknell 

Clark, Dorothy L. (Father, Albert J., '15) 
Edwards, Ruth M. (Father, Walter P., '21) 
Fairchild, Mary Jane (Father, Abram, 'x23) 
Fishel, Mary Louise (Father, George A., '24) 
Golightly, Joann G. (Father, Joshua R., '14) 
Grice, Jeanne A. (Father, Herbert C, '18, and 

Mother, Emmalene Fisher, 'x21) 
Hayden, Helen R. (Mother, Katherine Owens, '23) 
Lenox, Jean 'W. (Father, Samuel D., '18) 
Wagner, Ella Mae (Father, John M., Bucknell 



^RESIDENT MARTS announced recently that 
J the October Commencement speaker will be 
G. Howland Shaw, Assistant Secretary of State. Mr. 
Shaw is a graduate of Harvard in the Class of 1915 
and has since been continuously in the foreign serv- 
ice as a "career man," under five presidents. As 
Assistant Secretary of State, he occupies the position 
once held by a Bucknellian, the late David Jayne 
Hill, '74. He also served with another Bucknellian, 
General Tasker H. Bliss, 'x73, on the Paris Peace 
Commission in 1919- 

Commencement will be held Saturday morning, 
October 21, at 10: 00 o'clock, in the Beaver Memo- 
rial Methodist Church. The Latin-American students 
enrolled in Bucknell's English Language Institute 
will attend in a body. 


The Elmira Bucknell Club met at the Mark Twain 
Hotel Friday evening, September 29, the evening 
just preceding the Bucknell-Cornell game. Coach 
"Woody" Ludwig was the main speaker. Kenneth 
Beckerman, 'x31, president of the club, organized the 
affair and welcomed the group. Anthony Cieri, 'x29, 
was master of ceremonies. 


J CONSIDIiRABLH number of women stu- 
^y'j- dents have already applied for admission to 
Bucknell in the fail of 1945 and a few for 1946. 
This is good procedure. It will spread the gospel 
of Bucknell and will guarantee admission to accept- 
able candidates. 

No doubt one reason for this foresightedness is 
the fact that the doors of Women's College have 
been closed for nearly three months to students for 
the November, 1944, term. A few of the additional 
applicants have gone to the Bucknell Junior College 
at Wilkes-Barre for one year and will be admitted 
to the University next fall. Some of the others are 
waiting until March, 1945, when a few women stu- 
dents will be admitted. But both of these plans 
obviously cut down the number of new students who 
can be admitted next fall. Hence the wisdom of 
early application for admission to Bucknell. 

Walti;r W. Ruch 

. fiOCH, 'x34 


(jyDLAND O. HUDSON, pastor of the First 
JL\ Baptist Church of Jamestown, New York, 
spoke at the evening vesper service on Sunday, July 
30. Reverend Hudson is a graduate of Colgate- 
Rochester Theological Seminary in the Class of 1927 
and held important pastorates before being called 
to Jamestown. He has been drafted by the Armed 
Forces for special services and was a member of the 
faculty at the summer conference of Baptist ministers 
at Keuka College. 

Two Bucknell co-eds are daughters of Reverend 
Hudson — Marjory in the Class of '46, and Grace of 
the Class of '47. 

Dr. Poteat Joins Faculty 

(Continued from page 4.) 

By For China," has had a wide circulation. Harper 
Brothers have just published his new book, '"We 
Preach Not Ourselves," which has been chosen by 
the Pulpit Digest Book Club as their October selec- 

Mrs. Poteat is the former Helen Anne Carruthers 
of Harrisburg, a graduate of Dickinson College and 
a member of Phi Beta Kappa. They have an inter- 
esting family of four daughters and one son. 

C^'^HOSE of us who remember the great Ohio 
\D Valley floods m 1937 may recall that the most 
significant stories of that catastrophe to appear in 
Pennsylvania newspapers were written by W. W. 
Ruch. He was a youngster three years out of college, 
but other big stories broke in rather rapid succession: 
the "Little Steel" strikes in 1937; the Harlan 
County (Ky.) coal conspiracy trial, 1938; the sink- 
ing of the submarine, Squalus: the National C.I.O. 
convention in 1943 ; and the conference of the Inter- 
national Labor Office in 1944. 

At the time of the Ohio floods, Ruch was on the 
staff of the Philadelphia hiquirer, which connection 
he held until 1941, when he became head of the 
Philadelphia Bureau of the New York Times, his 
present position. Alumni who read that paper will 
find his signed articles appearing regularly. 

The son of Reverend Walter E. Ruch, Bucknell 
'01, a retired Presbyterian minister, he spent one year 
at Susquehanna University and three years at Buck- 
nell. He was editor-in-chief of the Bucknellian and 
Commencement News and after leaving college es- 
tablished the Lewisburg News Bureau, which he 
conducted from August, 1934 to March, 1936. when 
he joined the stafl:' of the Associated Press in Phila- 
delphia, later going to the hiquirer. Walton Cloke, 
Bucknell 'x42, is his assistant in his present position. 

He married Martha Simpson of Philadelphia in 
1936 and they have one son. 'VC'alter '^". Ruch, Jr. 
They live at 3433 "^". Penn Street. Philadelphia. 


Dr. Owen Shreve 

Lyman C. Shreve 
Mary Shreve Harper 

Milton Shreve 

m »ts-fl BUCKfiaL 

(^T^r\HEN Reverend Cyrus Shreve, founder of the 
ySiy still-flourishing Oil Creek Baptist Associa- 
tion, sent his two sons, Milton and Owen, to Buck- 
nell, he started a line of alumni which threatens to 
become permanent. These two boys received their 
degrees in 1884. 

Ivlilton received the honorary Master of Arts de- 
gree in 1911. He was admitted to the bar in 1892. 
In 1899 he became District Attorney of Erie County 
and moved his family to the City of Erie. He 
served in the Pennsylvania Legislature two terms, 
becoming Speaker of the House in 1909. In 1913 
he was elected to Congress and served, with the ex- 
ception of four years, until 1933, a total of 16 years. 
For many years he was a member of the Appropria- 
tions Committee and was chairman of the subcom- 
mittee in charge of appropriations for the Depart- 
ments of State, Justice, Commerce and Labor. On 
retiring from Congress he returned to his law prac- 
tice in Erie, where he died in 1939- 

Owen Shreve chose medicine as his life work, re- 
ceiving the degree of M.D. from the University of 
Buffalo in 1892. He then entered Moorfields Eye 
Hospital in London, England, where he specialized 
in eye, ear, nose and throat. He practiced in London 
until 1901, during which time he was married and 
his two children were born. On returning to Amer- 
ica, he opened an office in Erie and became head of 
the eye department of St. Vincent's Hospital there, 
holding this position for more than thirty years in 


conjunction with his private practice. He gave up 
operative work about ten years ago but continues an 
active consultative practice. His home address is 
162 West 8th Street, Erie, Pennsylvania. 

In the year 1911, when the Honorable Milton 
Shreve received the honorary Master of Arts from 
his Alma Mater, his son, Lyman Cyrus, was granted 
the degree of Bachelor of Arts. "Cy," as his friends 
called him, had entered Bucknell in 1907. He was 
a member of Phi Gamma Delta and active in music 
and dramatics. He later married Anna GaskiU 
Hastings of Milton, a student in the Bucknell Insti- 
tute. They have three children — John E. Shreve, 
U. S. Army; Mrs. Mary Shreve Harper, and Anna 
H. Shreve, now in high school. After leaving Buck- 
nell, Mr. Shreve attended the University of Pitts- 
burgh Law School and was admitted to the Erie 
County Bar in 1913. He has since been admitted to 
higher courts, including the United States Supreme 
Court. He has practiced law in Erie since 1913 and 
is United States Commissioner for the Western Dis- 
trict of Pennsylvania. He resides at 911 West 6th 
Street, Erie, Pennsylvania. 

Mrs. Mary Shreve Harper, daughter of Lyman C. 
Shreve, '11, received her Bucknell degree in June, 
1944. Her record in college included a place on the 
Dean's list and membership in Delta Delta Delta 
and Sigma Tau Delta. She was secretary of the 
junior class and vice-president of Sigma Tau Delta. 
In February, 1944, she was one of four "Queens" 
chosen by A. Varga, well-known artist, on the basis 
of photographs presented to him. The same month 
she married Herbert C. Harper, Bucknell 'x45, now 
in A.S.T.P. at Yale University. She is private secre- 
tary to Dr. C. C. Fry, head psychiatrist of the Yale 
Health Clinic. The Harpers live at 297 St. Ronan 
Street, New Haven, Connecticut. 

Lew'isburg Across the Susquehanna 


Left to right, top row — Kochins, tackle; Ludwig, coach; Steele, tackle; bottom row — Hubka, half- 
back; Grant, quarterback; Yannelli, halfback 

ened several times, touchdowns were scored only in 
the first and final periods. 

The second time they had the ball the Bisons 
drove 40 yards on 10 plays, with Fullback Ned 
Naffah catapulting over from the three-yard line. 
Midway in the fourth quarter the winners advanced 
43 yards on 11 plays, and Hubka darted off left 
tackle from the three for the score. 

After the opening tilts with Muhlenberg the com- 
petitive seas will get heavier for Coach Ludwig's 
Navy and Marine trainees. Cornell, F. and M., Penn 
State and Temple will be met in succession. 

After the November 1 transfer date for Navy 
V-12 trainees, which will do weird things to the per- 
sonnel of all college elevens, four games remain: 
New York University at Lewisburg, November 4; 
C. C. N. Y. at Lewisburg, November 11; Villanova 
at Philadelphia, November 17 (night) and F. and 
M. at Lancaster, November 23. 

This year's Bisons might more appropriately be 
dubbed water buffaloes, since Navy and Marine 
trainees account for 45 members of the 49-man 
squad. The reformed sportswriter is Charles Moore, 
of Milton, and the ex-merchant seaman is Jack Wors- 
fold, of Ramsey, N. J. 

Because half of the candidates have been away 
from the gridiron for periods of time ranging from 
three to ten years, the pre-season training period was 
basically a refresher course. As big Tom Deacon of 
Philadelphia, who served on an aircraft carrier be- 
fore entering the V-12 program last March, put it, 
"Gee, this game has changed a lot since 1938!" 

Although Coach Ludwig realizes that his men may 
need some time to get their bearings, he refuses to 

(^X)UCKNELL'S football cast of characters this fall 
JL) reads like a Hollywood scenario — and Coach 
"Woody" Ludwig hopes there'll be a happy ending. 

The Bison squad roster lists 49 men, including a 
27-year-old civilian freshman "who used to be a 
sportswriter himself," an ex-merchant seaman who 
spent 17 days in an open lifeboat in the South At- 
lantic after his ship was torpedoed, eight Navy 
trainees who have had stretches of sea duty and five 
men who had never played organized football of any 
kind two months ago. 

Despite the heterogeneous personnel, the Bisons 
made an auspicious start by thumping a plucky 
Muhlenberg eleven twice on successive September 
Saturdays. Opening the campaign September 16 at 
AUentown, the Thundering Herd won, 24-7, and the 
following week-end staged a repeat performance, 
14-0, at Lewisburg. 

Shrewdness in capitalizing on the breaks of the 
game spelled victory for Bucknell in the opener. In 
the second quarter the Bisons recovered three 
Muhlenberg fumbles, and each time drove quickly 
to a touchdown. In the third quarter a pass inter- 
ception opened up a scoring opportunity which the 
Ludwigmen promptly seized. 

The following week sheer power, rather than 
opportunism, turned the trick for the Orange and 
Blue. Gene Hubka, the swivel-hipped halfback, 
gained more than twice the rushing yardage of the 
entire Muhlenberg backfield, carrying the ball 172 
yards on 28 attempts. Although the Herd threat- 


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Here is a recent letter from Bucknell's oldest graduate, Mrs. Harriet Mason Stevens, '58. She was 
born in Burma and later lived there for 45 years as the wife of Reverend Edward Oliver Stevens, a 
Baptist missionary. Mrs. Stevens is in good health and writes an unusually clear hand. 

On November 24 she will observe her 103rd birthday. How about sending her a greeting? 

be professionally bearish about the Orange and Blue 
prospects. In fact, in an unprecedented man-bites- 
dog gesture, Ludwig chided Bucknell's sports publi- 
cist for taking a gloomy view of the situation. 
"We'll play the best game we can with the material 
at hand," quoth he, "and don't bellyache!" 

When Ludwig looks around to spot the reasons 
for this tempered optimism, his eye is likely to stop 
first at Hubka, the triple-threat tailback from Perth 
Amboy, N. J., who runs, passes and punts with 
equal facility. 

Another veteran back is canny Ralph Grant, of 
Ashley, Pa., who has had two seasons of experience 
on Bucknell elevens. In '43 he performed heavy 
blocking duty, but this fall Ludwig plans to give 
him more opportunity to pass and carry the ball. 
Their mates have elected Hubka and Grant co- 
captains for 1944. 

Rounding out the first-team backfield are Al Yan- 
nelli, a newcomer to college ball, who made a name 
for himself two years ago at Philadelphia's St. 
Thomas More High, and Ned Naffah, of Pittsburgh, 
who was on the Penn squad in 1943. 

In the forward wall Coach Ludwig and his line 
mentor, Russell E. Wrieht, started their rebuilding 
job with four Bucknell veterans — End Lou Mardaga, 

Tackle Wayne Steele, Guard Bob Farley and Center 
James Seel. 

At end the starters have been Ed Quinn, a stocky 
152-pounder from Johnstown and Bob Albrecht of 
Milwaukee, Wis., who played at Marquette in 1942. 
Teaming with Steele at tackle has been George 
Kochins of Kingston, at 214 pounds the biggest man 
on the squad. Another prime tackle prospect is 
Felix Wade, Hollandale, Miss. 

There's a terrific jam of guards battling for first- 
string jobs. Besides Farley, a Wilkes-Barre boy 
whose father heads the Bucknell Junior College, 
there are Clyde Bennett, of Montoursville. who 
played at Penn State in '43; Alonzo Stoddard, Kala- 
mazoo, Mich., and Joe Venuto, Mount Holly, N. J. 

Seel at center is backed up by Deacon and Moore. 

Dr. Doncaster G. Humm 

(Continued jrom page 7.) 
Dr. Humm conducts the Humm Personnel Ser\'- 
ice, located in the Commercial Exchange Building. 
41 6 West Eighth Street. Los Aneeles. California, 
where extensive scientific vocational guidance is car- 
ried on. He has recentlv suggested that he will be 
glad to assist Bucknellians desiring change of posi- 

tion or vocational advice. 

(Continued on page 22.) 



Clulys Refcii 

Harrisburg Alumni Club 

C^HIRTY-EIGHT people sat down to dinner at 
iS) the Harrisburg Y. M. C. A. on Thursday eve- 
ning, September 7, for the first meeting of the year. 
President FrankHn Figner, '33, was master of cere- 
monies. He called on Dr. Harvey Smith, '94, a 
member of the Bucknell Board of Trustees, who dis- 
cussed briefly the Bucknell post-war program, and 
Frank G. Davis, '11, acting alumni secretary, who 
congratulated the group on their fine attendance, dis- 
cussed the admissions program and asked for help in 
locating lost alumni. 

John C. Dight, president of the Keystonians, local 
Harrisburg historical club, and president of the En- 
gineering Society of Pennsylvania, then spoke on the 
history of the American Constitution. The address 
was really a thriller, the speaker showing an un- 
canny knowledge of the history of this important 
event and presenting it in entertaining style. Mr. 
Dight has had a wide experience in government serv- 
ice, having been Deputy Secretary of the Interior 
under Governors Pinchot, Fisher and Earle. 

The Harrisburg Club meets the first Thursday eve- 
ning of each month at the Y. M. C. A. and special- 
izes in interesting programs. 

Metropolitan Alumni Club 

The Savarin Cafe at 120 Broadway, New York 
City, was the scene, on the evening of September 15, 
of one of the largest Metropolitan Alumni Club 
meetings since Pearl Harbor. Bob Heim, '24, the re- 
tiring president, was toastmaster and conducted the 
election which resulted in the choice of the follow- 
ing officers: Jay F. Bond, '03, president; Herbert N. 
Derr, '21, and Bernhard A. Priemer, '28, executive 
vice-presidents; John C. Bank, '10, treasurer; Mrs. 
Emily Devine Kelly, '21, secretary. 

He then introduced the acting alumni secretary, 
who brought greetings from the college. 

Norman Thomas, 'x05, several times in the past 
and again at present socialist candidate for the presi- 
dency of the United States, was introduced. He 
warned the group that he would not keep his ad- 
dress on the level of the "perpetual sophomore," 
and after a delightful introduction and the assurance 
that as between Roosevelt and Dewey he is "extraor- 
dinarily non-partisan" launched into a discussion of 
world problems. 

He believes that war and poverty can be eliminated 
if we have the intelligence and courage to attack 
these problems. However, we are beyond the great 


"onward and upward" period, when we assumed that 
the wrongs of the world would be automatically 
righted. Forty per cent of our people before the 
war lived below a decent standard of nutrition. The 
unbelievable progress in science reveals a power 
which could be used to conquer poverty. However, 
the results seem to increase insecurity. We love de- 
mocracy, having just seen Mr. Hitler, but we don't 
seem to understand its meaning or be willing to sac- 
rifice for its success. He criticized the general se- 
crecy of present peace negotiations and the plans for 
enforcing peace before we know what kind of peace 
we are to have. 

Some quotations from this significant address fol- 
low. "White races are thinking in terms of white 
superiority and at the same time killing one another 
ofi^." "Allies never stick together long enough to 
justify such alliances. Witness the defalcations of 
Axis satellites." "There is no more reason to prom- 
ise independence to Korea than to Burma." "To- 
morrow must see a break with the old. People must 
not work entirely for themselves." 

Dr. Garner's Report 

(Continued from page 6.) 

Morris, William R. — Marine Trust Building, Buf- 
falo, N. Y. — President, Washburn-Crosby Co., 

Murdock, Clarissa Fowler (Mrs. George W. Mur- 
dock) — 2665 Columbus Ave., Detroit 6, Mich. — 
Teacher and then mother of four; husband a 
school principal in Detroit 

Purdy, W. C— 1223 Herschel Ave., Cincinnati 8, O. 
— Retired scientist; now completing a study, "Ac- 
tivities of Sludge Worms" 

Robbins, David H. — Lightstreet Road, R. D. No. 2, 
Bloomsburg — Former public educator and profes- 
sor at Bloomsburg (Pa.) State Teachers College; 
now retired 

Schuyler, M. Eloise — 4922 Chancellor St., Philadel- 
phia — Retired teacher, formerly at Overbrook 
High School; now active in Red Cross, church 
work, bird study, etc. 

Shumaker, Edgar K. — 905 Roosevelt Building, Los 
Angeles, Calif. — Physician — eye, ear, nose and 
throat; now doing only office work 

Tilley, G. S.— 2346 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, Calif. 
— Rancher in British Columbia, May to October; 
building contractor in Los Angeles, October to 

English Language Institute 

(Coiiliiiiietl fro/// l>age 3-) 

At the present time there are thirty Latin-American 
students enrolled in the special classes at Ikicknell. 
Their work is divided into four categories of lan- 
guage instruction: (1) grammar, (2) pronunciation, 
(3) vocabulary, and (I) laboratory drill. Lach stLi- 
dent therefore attends foLU- classes a day, five days a 
week. In addition, a special review class has been 
established to assist in the development of greater 
proficiency in speaking and hearing the English lan- 
guage as it is spoken by Americans. 

Closely related to the formal instruction in classes 
is the less formal but equally important program of 
conversation conducted, for the most part, at meals 
and at social Ratherini's. All the Latin-American 
students and their instructors take their meals on the 
sun porch of the Women's College, and during the 
week social events of various kinds have been ar- 
ranged for their entertainment and further instruc- 

One of the most pleasant and encouraging aspects 
of the conduct of the Institute has been the very 
friendly and interested response of Bucknell students 
and faculty members. Forrest Brown, secretary of the 
Christian Association, has been particularly helpful 
in providing entertainment of various kinds and trips 
to different points of interest in the vicinity. Invita- 
tions from faculty members and townspeople to teas, 
dinners and parties have been greatly appreciated by 
our Latin-American friends and have contributed 
much to their growing enthusiasm for the campus 
and community. 

During the week of September 18 to 23, Dr. Jules 
Henry of the Training Division, Office of the Co- 
ordinator of Inter-American Affairs, Washington, 
D. C, spent four days on the Bucknell campus, inter- 
viewing each Latin-American student. Dr. Henry 
reported most favorably upon their enthusiasm for 
their work and for the friendly co-operation of stu- 
dents, faculty and friends in the community. 

Another visitor during the first days of the follow- 
ing week was Dr. Gordon Brown from the Office of 
the Commissioner of Education, Washington. Dr. 
Brown visited classes and participated in social 
events of the Institute. He expressed to the staff 
his interested approval of the entire program. 

All the students are about to enter upon a period 
of one year's study in the LInited States. Each one 
holds a fellowship granted by the Institute of Inter- 
American Affairs for special professional work in 
such universities as Harvard, University of Michigan, 
'Western Reserve, Columbia, Cornell and Johns Hop- 
kins. According to their professional interests, the 

students divide almost evenly into a group of phy- 
sicians and one of civil engineers. All are interested 
in one way or another in the general program of 
public health in Latin America, and each one ex- 
pects to return to his own country to carry on his 
special work after the period of study in the United 



J- [^ speaker at the college vesper service on Sun- 
day, August 6. His subject was "Religion Outside 

"Bill" has been chaplain at Alfred Uni\'ersity the 
past five years but recently accepted the position of 
regional secretary for the Pacific Northwest Student 
Division of the national Y. M. C. A. He received 
the M.A. and D.D. degrees from Yale University 
after leaving Bucknell. Later he was Y. M. C. A. 
secretary and men's pastor of the People's Church at 
the University of Michigan. He is much in demand 
as a leader of youth and has been delegate to inter- 
national youth conferences in Brazil and Holland. 

jpUGENE HALLERAN. '27. whose book, "No 
(7) Range Is Free, " was mentioned in the May, 
1944, Alumni Monthly, has recently written another 
western novel, "Prairie Guns." a thrill-packed story 
of the post-Civil War West. 

The tale is a story of a feud between cattlemen 
and homesteaders, who ultimately were compelled 
to resolve their differences in their struggle against 
their common enemv, the Indian. 

The author has based his narrative on actual his- 
torical fact. The book is published bv the Macrae- 
Smith-Company of Philadelphia. 


He^e die oucrmeii s jickiiHa TtleH 

0N THIS and some following 
pages are the names of Buck- 
nellians in the Armed Services not 
heretofore published in this magazine. 
We should like to print regularly all 
the address changes that have been 
made since the last issue. This, how- 
ever, is impossible, since service 
changes come so rapidly and the 
magazine is published only four times 
a year. If you find here addresses that 
are incorrect, or if you know addresses 
of persons whose whereabouts are 
listed as unknown, will you be kind 
enough to notify the Alumni Office. 

Howard E. Allen, '46, A/S, 
USNR Mid'n School, 
Billet 319B, Johnson Hall, 
New York City 27. 

John O. Arthofer, 42, Y l/c, 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

Ralph H. Axthelm, '37, S/Sgt., 32402730, 
APO 681, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Roland W. Banks, '28, Capt., 0-283746, 
APO 872, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Chester L. Bardole, '23, 

Asst. Field Director, American Red Cross, 

American Univ., Washington, D. C. 

William C. Barnes, '22, Lt., 
210 S. Hickory St., Maiden, Mo. 

Dorothy J. Bissell, "24, Lt., R1019, 
177th Gen. Hosp., Camp Barkeley, Texas. 

Stephen B. Bizub, '43, Cpl., 
APO 920, c/o Postmaster, 
San Francisco, Calif. 

Florence I. Bogle, '43, Pfc, 
Marine Corps School, Quantico, "Va. 

William D. Bontempi, '45, Pfc, 515680, 
Co. A, 1st Plat., OC Bn., Sch. Regt. Trng., 
Command FMF, Camp Lejeune, N. C. 

David N. Boswell, Jr., '43, Pvt., 

Co. A, 3rd Trng. Bn., Inf. Trng. Regt., 

FMF, Camp Lejeune, N. C. 

James E. Brennan, '47, A/S, 

Navy "V-U Unit, Ohio Wesleyan Univ., 

Delaware, O. 

Thomas F. Brislin, '43, Ens., 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

Banks D. Brown, '4l, 2nd Lt., 

APO 757, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Harry F. Brumbach, Jr., '45, A/S, 
U. S. Naval Hosp., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Stanley E. Brush, '46, Pvt., 33875202, 
Bks. 1207, Co. C, 5th Gp., 2nd Regt., 
Camp Reynolds, Greenville, Pa. 

Jack S. Bullock, '43, A/S, 
Box 631-A, Central YMCA, 
Philadelphia 2, Pa. 


Alberta D. Bumpus, '44. Midn, USNR, 
Mid'n School (RW)-H-211, 
Northampton, Mass. 

Frank D. Burns, '44, A/S, 

U. S. Naval Hosp., N.O.B., Norfolk, Va. 

William T. Burns, '43, Pfc, 13203180, 
3314 SU ASTP, Temple Med. School, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Clyde R. Byerly, '46, A/S, 
LI. S. Naval Supply Depot, 
Coddington Cone, Newport, R. I. 

Robert D. Carlson, '46, A/S, 
U.S.N.R.P.M.S., Sec 705, 
Asbury Park, N. J. 

Myron R. Caverly, '44, Ens., 
Princeton Univ., Princeton, N. J. 

John H. Church, Acad. ■09-'10, Brig. Gen., 
APO 45, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

George F. Clark, '44, Ens., 

c/o Fleet Post Office, New York City. 

Robert W. Cochran, '46, A/S, 
Co. 1523, NTC, Great Lakes, 111. 

James J. Colavita, '33, 
Address unknown. 

Robert M. Deagy, '31, Capt., 
APO 9788, c/o Postmaster, 
San Francisco, Calif. 

Robert T. Delamater, A/S, 

Plat. 2, Co. A, NTU, 
Stuyvesant Hall, Delaware, O. 

Chester A. Dennis, '38, S l/c, 
Bks. 21, A.B., STU, Camp Allen, 
Norfolk, Va. 

William J. Derchner, '44, Mid'n, 
1300 Garfield Ave., Wyomissing, Pa. 

Alan D. Douglas, '44, A/S, 

Co. 4429, Bks. 426 U, USNTC, 

Bainbridge, Md. 

David D. Dye, '43, Pfc, 33607426, 
APO 445, Camp Luis Obispo, Calif. 

Merle M. Edwards, Jr., '31, Pvt., 33515161, 
APO 502, c/o Postmaster, 
San Francisco, Calif. 

Harry G. Evans, '41, S 2/c, 

Fleet Sound School, Sound Class 4-45, 

Key West, Fla. 

Robert C. Everhard, '47, A/S, 
2nd Plat., Co. A, Navy V-12 Unit, 
Ohio Wesleyan Univ., Delaware, O. 

George F. Fahringer, '33, Lt., 306628, 
Navy Dept. Bureau of Ordnance, 
Washington 25, D. C. 

John Fisher, '44, Cpl., 

APO 230, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Jack A. Flaugh, '40, Pvt., 
507th AAF, BU SBAAF, 
San Bernardino, Calif. 

Carlo R. Frasco, '46, Pvt.. 

Co. D, 38th I.T.B., 7th Regt., Plat. 2, 

Camp Croft, S. C. 

Ottilie J. Fredericks, '44, A/S, USNR, 
Mid'n School (WR), Northampton, Mass. 

Robert D. French, '43, S l/c, 

c/o Fleet Post Office, New York City. 

John D. Gambold, '40, 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

Ralph H. Gianette, '35, S l/c, 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

Maurice P. Golub, '47, Pvt., 42126909, 
Co. E, 101 Bn., 51 Gp., ASFTC, PARC, 
Camp Claiborne, La. 

Marvin M. Goodman, '45, Pfc, 13173567, 
3307th SU, AST, Univ. of Pittsburgh, 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Anneliese C. Greenstein, '42, R.M. 3/c, 
Bks. 62, U.S.N.A.T.T.C, Memphis, Tenn. 

Joseph V. Grieco, '40, Pfc, 

APO 49, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Harry H. Haddon, '46, A/S, 

U. S. Naval Hosp., Portsmouth, Va. 

William L. Hann, '29, Lt., 205502, 
U.S.N.A.D., Diver, N. J. 

Frank C. Heller, '44, Ens., 13103-29, 
NTS (I), Fort Schuyler, New York City 61. 

Charles J. Hickman, '39, Ens., 

124 N. Iowa Ave., Atlantic City, N. J. 

Leonard M. Horton, '31, Lt., O-2047690, 
M.D.R.P., A.S.F.T.C, 
Camp Barkeley, Texas. 

Samuel B. Hughes, '31, Capt., 

APO 403, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Catherine R. Hughes, '28, 
Address unknown. 

Richard H. Hurley, '46, S l/c, 
Co. 1296, USNTS, Great Lakes, 111. 

Carmault B. Jackson, '46, Sgt., 13173559, 
APO 230, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Robert M. Jacobs, '44, Pfc, 

3rd Plat., E Co., OC Bn., Sch. Regt. Trng., 

Command FMF, Camp Lejeune, N. C. 

Bruce A. Johnson, '46, S l/c, 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisso, Calif. 

Filing C. Johnson, '45, A/S, 

U. S. Naval Hosp. Staff, Room 207, 

Portsmouth, Va. 

Willis E. Jones, '39, Ens., 

c/o Fleet Post Office, New York City. 

Donald E. Kanally, '44, Pvt., 533052, 
Co. C, 3rd Plat., OC Bn., Sch. Regt. Trng., 
Command FMF, Camp Lejeune, N. C. 

Robert H. Kanley, '40, Cpl., 12098410, 
APO 140, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Ellis H. Kauffman, '47, A/S, 

Navy V-12 Unit, Ohio Wesleyan Univ., 

Delaware, O. 

Charles S. Keevil, Jr., '47, Pvt., 33y48865, 
Co. C, 651h Med. Trng. Btry., ASFTC, 
Camp Barkcley, Texas. 

Francis Kennedy, '45, Pvt., 33875940, 
.Co. A, 33 13n., 7th Rcgt., IRTC, 
Fort McClcllan, Ala. 

Edward L. Klaus, '44, Ens., 

1218 Drcxel Ave., Miami Beach, Fla. 

John C. Koch, '47, Pvt,, 13158634, 
Base Unit, Sec. V, Basic Student Sec. 40, 
Keesler Field, Miss. 

Benjamin S. Koplik, 42, Pfc, 12222278, 
3224 SCSU, N.Y.U. Coll. of Dentistry, 
209 E. 23rd St., New York City. 

Arnold L. Kroner, '46, A/S, 
Co. 4447, Bks. 429U, USNTC, 
BainbridRe, Md. 

Edward L. Lank, '46, A/S, 

USNR Mid'n School, Cornell Univ., 

Ithaca, N, Y. 

■William R. Lawson, '46, Pvt., 33764483, 
lOlOth Engr., Bn. Co., Camp Rucker, Ala. 

Lewis J. Ledden, '38, Lt., 0-535729, 
SCU 1954, Sta. Hosp., Camp Callan, Calif. 

Gerald R. Levin, '46, Lt.. 0-7 13490, 

Sec. S, 331 AAF Base Unit, RTW (MB), 

Barksdale Field, La. 

Howard V. Locke, Jr., '39, Pvt., 
Co. B, Q.M. Bn., Class 40, 
Camp Lejeune, N. C. 

Ivan H. Loucks, '24, Lt. Comdr., 

c/o Fleet Post Office, New York City. 

Richard W. Lowrie, '46, Pvt., 33950425, 
A-19I-60, Camp Blanding, Fla. 

Robert C. McGowan, '46, Mid'n, 

USNR Mid'n School, Room 637, Abbot Hall, 

430 E. Huron St., Chicago, 111. 

Andrew W. Machamer, '44, A/C, 
Class 70—44 P (C), 
c/o Flight Brigade BIdg. 679, USNATC, 
Pensacola, Fla. 

Robert E. Maiesardi, '45, A/S, 
Sec. 309, Berkeley Hotel, 
USNR Pre-Mid'n School, 
Asbury Park, N. J. 

Oliver G. Martin, '41, S/Sgt., 12057277, 
Sec. B, 2137 AAFBU, Hendricks Field, 
Sebring, Fla. 

Arthur H. Messinger, '48, Pvt., 12103609, 
3215 SCSU, Sec. 7, Univ. of Buffalo, 
Buffalo 14, N. Y. 

Thomas J. Miers, '26, Lt., 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

Herbert Milling, '45, 

USNTS, Co. 194, Great Lakes, 111. 

"William R. Morgan, '40, Sgt., 33059X45, 
APO 322, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

John A. Moscoe, '45, Pfc, 
7th Trng. Bn., Inf. Trng. Regt., 
Trng. Com., FMF Tent Camp, 
Camp Lejeune, N. C. 

Kenneth E. Moyle, '27. Lt. 
Academic Dept., AAFRES (p), 
Maxwell Field, Ala. 

Max H. Muller, '42, S/Sgt., 
APO 922, c/o Postmaster, 
San Francisco, Calif. 

Carroll A. Murray, '45, A/S, 

U. S. Naval ilosp., Bainbridge, Md. 

George Naimark, '45, S l/c, 

NTS (Rad-Mat), Co. 738, 

Hugh Manley School, Chicago, III. 

Charles M. Ogg, '47, Pvt., 12234486, 
Co. A, 321)5th SCSU, 109 College Place, 
Syracuse Univ., Syracuse, N. Y. 

Frank Ostapowicz, '45, A/S, 
U. S. Naval Hosp., Bks. 847, 
Bainbridge, Md. 

■William J. Ottaviani, '39, Lt., 
AAF Redistribution Sta. No. 2, 
Miami Beach, Fla. 

■William II. Palmer, '43, Ens., 

c/o Fleet Post Olfite, New York City. 

Henry C;. Parkin, Jr., '44, T/5, 42102557, 
APO 5960, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Edgar L. Patterson, '32, S l/c, 

U. S. Naval Air Sta., Lakehurst, N. J. 

Earle S. Pedigo, Jr., '45, 

Co. B, 35th I.T.B., Camp Croft, S. C. 

Leslie F. Prudcn, '46, A/S, 
Co. 3409, Bks. 317-L, USNTC, 
Bainbridge, Md. 

David Neil Pursley, '31, CM 2/c, 

Div. 2-1, Shop Command, USN Repair Base, 

San Diego 26, Calif. 

George H. Ramer, '48, A/S, 
Co. 4477, Bks. 415 L, USNTC, 
Bainbridge, Md. 

Edward Rapp, '39, 

Dairy Farm, Mountainville, N. Y. 

Charles J. Rehcamp, '45, 

4033 Spruce St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

George J. Rehcamp, Jr., '43, S l/c, 
Co. 1556, USNTS, Great Lakes, 111. 

Richard K. Reider, '39, Pvt., 

100 Paxson Ave., Schuylkill Haven, Pa. 

John F. Reyer, '43, Pvt., 13179356, 
H.E.C.P., Fort Burnside, R. I. 

■Walter D. Rhoads, '39, Lt., 

Co. C. 33rd Bn., Camp Croft, S. C. 

Henry R. Richter, '46, A/S, 
USNR Mid'n School, 
Northwestern Univ., Chicago, 111. 

William E. Ringwald, '44, 
Address unknown. 

Louis K. Ruttkay, III, '45, Pfc, 32862145, 
APO 711, c/o Postmaster, 
San Francisco, Calif. 

Robert F. Schimmel, '46, Pvt., 33886716, 
3rd Co., 1st Student Regt., 
Armored School, Fort Knox, Ky. 

Carl ■W. Schultz, '46, A/S, 

Co. 1523, USNTC, Great Lakes, 111. 

James H. Sedam, '41, 33929999, 
APO 200, Camp Shelby, Miss. 

Frank R. Serrao, '41, S/Sgt., 32391823, 
APO 938, c/o Postmaster, 
Minneapolis, Minn. 

Richard M. Sharp, '41. Lt.. 
APO 360, Fort Benning, Ga. 

Marlin L. Sheridan, '43, A/S, 
Co. 3452, Bks. 316L, USNTS, 
Bainbridge, Md, 

Richard G. Shoemaker, '46, S 2/c, 
Unit 3, "Ward 431, U. S. Naval Hosp.. 
Corona, Calif. 

Mary L. Shollenbergcr, '42, A/S, 
Naval Reserve Mid'n School, 
Northampton, Mass. 

Jane Shoundcr Hickcy, '42, RS, 
ARC Sta, Hosp,, Fort McPhtrson, 
Allant.i, (ja, 

Charles M. Smith, '46, A/S, 

USNR Mid'n School, Univ. of Notre Dame, 

Notre Dame, Ind. 

Thomas N. Sonnichsen, Jr., '44, Pvt., 
42064025, 3133 Sig. Serv. Co., 
Pine Camp, N. Y. 

Frank Speicher, '46, A/S, 
Box 452X, Central YMCA, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Alvin B. Sponagle, '44, T/5, 13123797, 
3263rd Co., 613th Bn., Fort McClellan, Ala. 

Albert T. Sprankle, '31, Lt. 

Address unknown, 

James A. Stacey, '47, A/S, 

Navy V-12 Unit, Ohio Wesleyan Univ., 

Delaware, O. 

Jack Stadler, '40, 
Address unknown. 

Eric G. Stewart, '36, Lt. (jg), 

328 N. George Mason Drive, Arlington, "Va. 

Robert F. Stone, '41, Ens., 393934, 
125 Henry Hall, Sec 213, NTS, 
Princeton, N. J. 

Robert H. Taylor, '46, Mid'n, 
USS Prairie State, Sec. 60, 
135th St. & North River, 
New York City 27. 

Nan Lee Thomas, '30, 

American Red Cross A.S.F. Sta. Hosp., 

Fort Jackson, S. C. 

David C. Titus, '44, A/S, 

Co. 245, USNTC, Sampson, N. Y. 

Milton B. Velinskv, '44, Pvt., 

Co. C, 66th Inf. Trng. Bn., 2nd Plat., 

Camp 'Wolters, Texas. 

Jay ■W. ■Wagner, '43, Ens., 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

Homer A. 'Walter, '47, Cpl., 33516357, 
Third Air Force Repl. Center, 
Plant Park, Tampa, Fla. 

Alan T. ■Watkins, '46, A/S, 

John Jay Hall, Billet 1343, 

USNR Mid'n School, New York City 27. 

Walter Weidemann, Jr., '39, 

18255 Bircherest Drive, Detroit, Mich. 

Lawrence G. Welliver, '37, 

U Davis St., Binghamton, N. Y. 

Howell V. Williams, J.LA '36, Capt., 
APO 860, New York City. 

William J. ■«'illiams, '46, A/S, 
USNTS. Co. 3400. Bks. 317-U, 
Bainbridge, Md. 

William T. Williams, 42, Pvt., 33876281, 
Co. B. 35th Inf. Trng. Bn., 
Camp Croft, S. C. 

Calvin R. Young, A/S, 

Co. D, Plat. IL Stuy^esant Hall, 

Delaware, O. 

Robert K. Zortman, '27, S/Sgt., 13n6-91, 
APO 639, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 


Cl^c)iiioHal IVai Uasualii 


Died in Service 

Pfc. Nicholas Capowski, '46, was 
killed in action in Italy on February 
11, 1944. He trained first for anti- 
aircraft service at Fort Eustis, Virginia, 
and was sent to Africa. After land- 
ing there, he volunteered for the 
Rangers. A member of the First 
Ranger Battalion, he was severely 
wounded in the Sicilian invasion and 
received the Purple Heart. After four 
months he returned to his group, 
which was completely wiped out on 
January 30 on the Anzio Beachhead. 
For some reason, however, he was not 
with them that day, for he was killed 
less than two weeks later. He would 
have been 20 years old on February 24. 

Lt. Chilton 

Missing in Action 

Lieutenant Forrest E. Chilton, III, 

'43, has been missing in action since 
June 21, 1944. He was a pilot of a 
P47 (Thunderbolt) iighter plane 
which participated in a dive-bombing 
mission to St. Quentin, France. While 
returning from this mission he was 
seen to bail out over the English 
Channel and his life raft was imme- 
diately inflated. No further word has 
been heard of him. 

Lieutenant Eugene F. McEntee, '44, 
is missing in action since February 25, 
1944, when the bomber he was pilot- 
ing was shot down over Germany. 
There has been no further news to 


Lieutenant William Sanns, '44, has 
been reported missing in action since 
July 28, 1944, on a shuttle bombing 
mission to Romania. While over the 
target the plane was disabled by anti- 
aircraft fire and fell to the earth. Two 
parachutes were seen to leave the 
plane. Lieutenant Sanns, who had 
been fighting on the Italian front, is 
a graduate of the Lewisburg High 
School, 1939, and attended Bucknell 
for two years. After extensive train- 
ing at a number of air fields he re- 
ceived his wings in June, 1943. He 
was sent to the Italian front shortly 
after the first of this year. His father, 
a veteran of the First World War, 
served in France. 

Pfc. Capowski 

Lt. McEntee 

Lt. Sanns 

flcnCiablu iJkcliah.cea "ficm ^i 

Abbott, Harlan E., '40 
Anderson, John, '42 
Angstadt, Walter E., 'x31 
Baker, John H., 'x45 
Bolton, Ralph W., 'x42 
Botts, DeWitt K., '19 
Bray, Horace H., 'x33 
Brown, Douglas M., 'x45 
Budd, Harold F., 'x45 
Cisek, John L., '34 
Clark, Robert R., 'x45 
Cook, Harold, Faculty 
Cooperstack, Theodore, 'x46 
DeCubber, Charles L., 'x33 
Diffenderfer, Jr., James W., '43 


Eby, Charles W., '40 
Friedman, Leonard O., '39 
Gold, William S., 'x46 
Harter, Josephine R., 'x42 
Herb, Grant O., '21 
Herrold, Kenneth, '36 
Ivey, Arthur R., 'x46 
Kearns, John F., '41 
Kimmel, Robert I., 'x44 
Kistler, Warren, 'x44 
Kriz, Robert D., 'x44 
Kunkle, Jr., Stanford L., 'x45 
Lemmerman, Charles H., 'x44 
Loewenheim, Frank S., '41 

(Continued on page 21.) 



Capt. Wilmer T. Beck, '38 
Lt, Robert M. Carringer, 'x46 

Capt. Osgood Caruthers, 'x35 
Lt. Walter T. Decker, 'x43 

Sgt. Elmer E. Fairchild, Jr., '42 
Capt. Ward E. Gage, '38 
Lt. Donald B. Houtz, 'x44 

Lt. William J. Lahodney, 'x42 

S/Sgt. John O. Love, ■x34 

Maj. Robert J. Nolan, '41 

Lt. William J. Ottaviani, '39 
Lt. Claude R. Phillips, '38 

Lt. Joseph A. Reid, '40 

Lt. Harry D. Reynolds, Jr., '42 

Lt. David S. Sarner, '33 

Capt. Edwin M. Shanks, 'x4l 

Lt. Dorr W. Stock, ■x46 

Lt. William H. Sypher, '43 

Lt. Harvey T. Underwood, 'x45 

Pfc. Benjamin A. Wasserman, 'x44 
Sgt. Richard Zott, 'x44 

* * 


Judge E. H. Reppert died August 
1, 1944, at Uniontown. 

Reverend Frank Hollinshead, D.D., 

80, died July 16, 1944, at Hanover. 
Having suffered a stroke in May, he 
had been in poor health since that 

Silver Star for gallantry in action 

Air Medal with 4 Bronze Clusters and 
1 Silver Cluster 

Air Medal 

Purple Heart, Air Medal wilh 3 Oak 
Leaf Clusters 

Purple Heart 

Purple Heart 

Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters; 
Distinguished Unit Ribbon 

Navy Cross and Distinguished Flying 

Cited for exemplary character under 
adverse conditions 

Distinguished Flying Medal with 3 
Oak Leaf Clusters 

Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster 

Air Medal; 2 separate Presidential 
Unit citations; personal letter of 
commendation from Admiral W. F. 

Air Medal 

Purple Heart; Silver Star 

Purple Heart 

Air Medal 

Air Medal 

Distinguished Flying Cross; Silver 
Star; Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf 

Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters; 
completed 40 missions 

Bronze Star 

Purple Heart 

* * * 

time. He was a retired Baptist min- 
ister and former pastor of Central 
Church in Williamsport. 


Robert B. Buoy, 60, died April 14, 
1944, at his home in Milton. He had 
been president of the John Y. Buoy 
Hardware Store since 1904. He was 
a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, 
the Methodist Church, the Milton 
Chamber of Commerce, former direc- 
tor of the First Milton National Bank 
and a charter member of Milton Ro- 
tary Club. 

Frank C. Shirley, 'x06, died in Erie 
on December 14, 1943. He attended 
Bucknell his freshman and sophomore 
years, playing on the baseball team 

with such stars as George Cockill and 
Paul Smith. At the time of his death 
he was an instructor in Strong-Vincent 
High School at Erie and editor of the 
Erie County Law Journal. He leaves 
his wife, four daughters and three 
sons, one of whom — John Emmet 
Shirley — is a major in General Pat- 
ton's Army. 


Andrew E. Sable, teacher in the 
Polytechnic College, Baltimore, Md., 
for the past 30 years, died at his home 
in Baltimore March 29, 1944. He was 
a 32nd degree Mason and active in the 
work of that organization. 


Mrs. Ada Brooks Nancarrow died 

at the home of her mother in Wells- 
boro August 18, 1944. She had 
taught two years in the schools of 
Chautauqua, N. Y., a year at Bolivar, 
and four years in the schools of Wil- 
liamsport. Mrs. Nancarrow was a 
member of the D. A. R., a state officer 
in the Pennsylvania Congress of Par- 
ents and Teachers and had taken part 
in numerous community activities. 
Surviving are her husband. Dr. J. E. 
Nancarrow, '16, and one son. 


Fayette C. Eshelman died sud- 
denly September 19, 1944. Dr. Eshel- 
man was a graduate of Jefferson Med- 
ical College, 1917, and had done grad- 
uate work in New York Post-Graduate 
Medical College and the University of 
Pennsylvania Medical College. He 
specialized in eye, ear, nose and throat 
diseases. He was a member of the 
Masonic and many other organizations 
and was active in Bucknell alumni 


Robert Dilworth died at Clarks 
Summit September 10, 1944. 


R. Clifford Jones, Jr., well known 
in the field of music, died at his home 
in Edgewood August 28, 1944. He 
was employed as auditor at the West- 
inghouse Electric and Manufacturing 
Co. and had been first tenor with the 
Westinghouse Quartet for the past 13 

Prisoner of W^ar 

Sergeant Charles O. Warner, '46, 

who was listed in the May issue of the 
Al/tmtii Aioiilhly as missing in action, 
is now reported to be a prisoner of 


JJoivntlieClkie jutuie OUclzHelu 



Maj. Ralph S. Koser and Mrs. Mar- 
garet Crumplin of Williamsport were 
married in the Central Presbyterian 
Church, Miami, Fla., April 20, 1944. 

Harry E. Smithgall, Jr., and Edith 
L. Deebel of South Williamsport were 
married July 23, 1944. 


Sally Riefsnyder Wilkin married 
Thomas F. Whitten in the Calvary 
Baptist Church, Norristown, July 22, 

''''■ 1939 

Capt. Robert Gunter took as his 
bride Mary Ruth Ann Lovering July 
29 1944 
^' ^ 1941 

Betty Fleckenstine and Pfc. Philip 
H. Minnich were united in marriage 
September 9, 1944, in York. 

Lt. (jg) William H. Arbogast and 

Jean R. Swengel were married June 1, 
1944, in the Central Methodist Church 
at Wilkes-Barre. 

Jane Leh Shounder and David J. 
Hickey were united in marriage July 
15, 1944. 

Lt. James S. Wood and Bonnie 
Rush were married at Columbus, O., 
July 15, 1944. 


Betty Baldwin, 'x44, was married 
October 25, 1943, to Pfc. Fred V. 
Brook, Jr., USMC, at Downingtown. 

Warren A. Kistler and Kathryn R. 
Burke of Wilkes-Barre were married 
in New Haven, Conn., August 26, 

Rose Ella Strickland was married to 
John W. Mausteller in Christ's Evan- 
gelical and Lutheran Church, Lewis- 
burg, June 18, 1944. 

Robert F. Baker and Helen H. 
Rhinesmith were united in marriage 
July 27, 1944, at Echo Lake, N. J. 

Mary Jane Sones, 'x44, married 
Sgt. Frederick C. Reece at Camp Swift, 
Texas, June 10, 1944. 

Marguerite Strouse and J. Charles 

Jones, '42, were married June 29, 

1944. ,„,^ 


Cpl. Benjamin F. Bastian was mar- 
ried to Margaret E. Gaverick in Zion 
Lutheran Church, Sunbury, August 25, 
1944. / 

[ 20 



A daughter, Gail Elizabeth 
17, 1944, to Lt. and Mrs. W. Gregory 


A son, Edwards Alexander, July 29, 
1944, to Mr. and Mrs. Alex Fleming 
of Narberth. 

Laurence G. Heine 

A son, Laurence Grimshaw, Octo- 
ber, 1943, to Mr. and Mrs. H. Clair 
Heine, Huntingdon Valley. Mrs. 
Heine is the former Dorothy M. 

A daughter, Marian Betsy, Novem- 
ber 24, 1943, in Marshall, Texas, to 
Mr. and Mrs. M. H. McDowell. Mrs. 
McDowell is the former Roberta 


Janice O. Brown 


A daughter, Janice Onolee, June 30, 
1944, to Mr. and Mrs. Chalsmer K. 
Brown of Leechburg. Mrs. Brown is 
the former Charlotte Shupe. 


A daughter, Ellen Philippa, April 
23, 1944, to Pvt. and Mrs. David L. 

Leon T. Kolanowski, Jr. 


A son, Leon Thomas, Jr., July 28, 
1944, to 1st Sgt. and Mrs. Leon T. 


A daughter, Diane Elizabeth, March 
21, 1944, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. 
Eyer of Buffalo, N. Y. 

A daughter, Marsha Joan, August 
13, 1944, to Mr. and Mrs. Franklin 
Sloff of Pittsburgh. 


A son, Frederick B. Hamilton III, 
July 16, 1944 to S 2/ and Mrs. F. B. 
Hamilton, Jr. 

A son, Thomas Evan, August 15, 
1944, to Rev. and Mrs. Richard Nutt 
of Wallingford, Conn. Mrs. Nutt is 
the former Dorothy Smailes. 

A daughter, Claire Ann, July 28, 
1944, to Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. 
Scott. Mrs. Scott is the former Caro- 
lyn Gemmill. 


A daughter, Deborah Lee, August 
1, 1944, to Lt. and Mrs. Arthur Ker- 
mit Bower. Mrs. Bower is the former 
Millicent Jane Wood. Lt. Bower 

was a member of the Class of 1940. 

A son, Harry G., Jr., September 11, 
1944, to Ens. and Mrs. Harry G. Mc- 
Cully at Abington. 

Wltai Buckuellians Cl'ie iJoma 

Dr. Stanley 11. Rolfe, former su- 
perintendent of Newark Schools, has 
retired and is residing at 306 Phila- 
delphia Blvd., Sea Girt, N. J. 

Miss Hannah Bubb of Lewi.sburg 
hears many a seafaring tale as she 
goes about her work of mending anti 
altering uniforms for Butkneli V-12 

Wallace J. Ward has accepted a 
new position in Akron, O., and will 
reside there. 

Julius F. Seebach's new address is 
New Weston Hotel, Madison Ave. and 
Fiftieth St., New York, N. Y. 

Kermit Saxon is now assistant 
works accountant for the Bethlehem 
Steel Co. His address is 2026 Hen- 
derson St., Bethlehem. 


Clarissa W. Hamblin is teaching 
English and Latin in the Watsontown 
High School. Her father was profes- 
sor of Greek at Bucknell for 40 years. 

James S. Replogle is president of 
the Federal Supply Co. in Pittsburgh. 
His home address is 633 McCully St., 
Mt. Lebanon. 


Margarida F. Reno went to Rio in 
March 1944, having accepted a posi- 
tion as teacher of English and Portu- 
guese in the Brazil-United States Cul- 
tural Institute. Her address is Praia 
de Flamengo 88 (Apt. 27), Rio de 
Janeiro, Brazil, S. A. 

Frank E. Johnston is director of 
church school administration and act- 
ing director of adult work in the 
Christian Education Department of the 
American Baptist Publications Society 
in Philadelphia. He received his B.D. 
degree from Colgate University in 
1935. His addres's is 1701 Chestnut 
St., Philadelphia 3. 

Mrs. Carrie Reno Teixeira, 'x30, is 
doing public health work under the 
office of the Coordinator of Inter- 
American Affairs. She lives with her 
sisters, Margarida, '27, and Fern 
Reno, '30, at Praia de Flamengo 88 

(Apt. 27), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, S. A, 
Mrs. Beula Faber Manley has re- 
tired as a mem!-)er of the faculty of the 
Williamsport High School after a pe- 
riod of service dating from 1902. 


Charles Lee Crow is a teacher in 
the high school at Reedsville, where 
Arthur E. Minnier, '31, is supervis- 
ing principal of schools. 


Albert M. Tewksbury is Pacific 
Coast manager for Liberty Magazine, 
Inc. His home address is 2314 Duane 
St., Los Angeles 26, Calif. 

Joseph S. Bellmeyer and his wife, 
the former Mary Grove, are living at 
22 Elin Terrace, Dover, Del. 

Dr. John L. Mohr is a biologist at 
the University of California in Berke- 
ley, Calif. 293g 

Thomas Punshon, Jr., is a research 
chemist in Borger, Texas. 

William Clemens, acid area super- 
visor of Kankakee Ordnance Works, 
lives at 828 Kelly Ave., Joliet, 111. 


Charles O. Morris has been pro- 
moted to senior analyst in the Com- 
mercial Research Division of the 
Carnegie-Illinois Sales Departiient, 
Pittsburgh. His home address is 131 
Marlin Drive East, Mt. Lebanon. 

Charlotte Good has resigned her 
position as teacher in the Lewisburg 
schools to be named to the facult)' of 
the State Teachers College, MiUers- 
ville. 1939 

Helen L. Cunliffe is now dean of 
women at Albright College, Reading. 

Ralph W. Davies has moved from 
Nanticoke to 99 Middagh St., Somer- 
ville, N. J. 

Mildred J. Sharis is employed at 
the Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, 
N. Y. 

Mrs. E. A. Dees, the former Jean 
Stecker, lives at 5116 27th Road 
North, Arlington, Va. 

Mrs. Mary McClelland Lago is 

working in the office of The Mission- 
ary Herald. 287 Fourth Ave., New 
York 10, N. Y. 

Dr. Frank C. Ferguson is assistant 
resident physician in the Maine Gen- 
eral Hospital, Portland, Me. 


Rev. Richard Nutt and his wife, 
the former Dorothy Smailcs, are liv- 
ing at 177 N. Whittleslcy Ave., Wall- 
ingford, Conn., where Rev. Nutt is 
pastor of the Methodist Church. 


Jean E. Dyer has accepted a posi- 
tion as assistant director of the Test- 
ing Division, Psychological Corpora- 
tion, 522 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y. 


Ruth Guarnaccia is teaching in the 
.social studies department of the high 
school at Kane. 

Clarence W. Jones is an engineer 
for the Wright Aeronautics Corpora- 
tion. His address is 274 Prospect St., 
Ridgewood, N. J. 

Mrs. Elaine Newbergh Samuels is 
attending Columbia University. Her 
address is 245 Westchester Ave., Mt. 
Vernon, N. Y. 

William J. Rogers, 111, is a medical 
student and resides at 245 Parkside 
Ave., Buffalo 14, N. Y. 

Alice M. Watts is a secretary for 
Brown Company in New York Cit)-. 
Her home address is 121 Crestwcxjd 
Ave., Crestwood, Tuckahoe, N. Y. 

Discharged Servicemen 

(Continued from page 18.) 

Long, George W., '24 
McHenry, E. S., '23 
Martis, Jerome M., '44 
Oberdorf, Jay A., 'x48 
Portman, Jr., Elmer W., 'x46 
Rader, George R., 'x46 
Reed, Charles D., 'x3S 
Reid, John D., '45 
Remer, Willard O., '27 
Robb, Harold A., '31 
Salter, Justin C, 'x45 
Schaffer, Harry E., 'x46 
Schuyler, Harold H.. 'x45 
Shimer, William A., Faculty 
Sloff, Franklin E.. '40 
Stadden, Richard C, 'x45 
Stryjak, William E., "38 
Templeton. Robert, 'x42 
Terpolilli, James, '32 
Vandewart, Floyd, '40 
Vastine, John R., '28 
Vender, Louis J., '41 
Wall, Charles R.. '42 
Worsfold, Jr., John E., 'x4S 



The Bucknell Alumnus is published in March, July, Septem- 
ber and December by Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa. 

Officers of the Association 

W. C. LOWTHER, '14, President . ..288 Walton Ave., South Orange, N. J. 
EMMA E. DILLON, '15, Firit Vice-President 

609 Broad St. Bank BIdg., Trenton, N. J. 

WILLIAM J. IRVIN, '22, Second Vtce-Presidetit 

202 Hillcrest Ave., Trenton, N. J. 

DAYTON L. RANCK, 'le. Treasurer 35 Market St., Lewisburg 

FRANK G. DAVIS, '11, Acttng Secretary and Editor Lewisburg 

Board of Directors 

W. C. LOWTHER, 'M 288 Walton Ave., South Orange, N. J. 

EMMA E. DILLON, '15 609 Broad St. Bank Bldg., Trenton, N. J. 

WILLIAM J. IRVIN, '22 202 Hillcrest Ave., Trenton, N: J. 

E. A. SNYDER, 'U 431 Clark St., South Orange, N. J. 

CLYDE P. BAILEY, '29 206 Beech St., Edgewood, Pa. 

MILLER A. JOHNSON, '20 142') West Market St., Lewisburg 

O. V. W. HAWKINS, '13 Flower Hill, Plandome, N. Y. 

ARNAUD C. MARTS 521 Fifth Ave., New York City 

m rausH immi 

/ANOTHER "first" was captured by Alma Mater 
^y/j. when the only English Language Institute in 
the Eastern States was assigned to Bucknell. This 
departure, which is discussed in our principal article, 
is another indication that Bucknell's leadership is 
thinking in terms of fundamentals. Two principles 
of progressive college education are here illustrated: 
first, that cordial relations between the United States 
and Latin America are best served by making real 
friends of the leaders of the two areas; and, second, 
that the most effective method of teaching a foreign 
language is one in which the classroom work is to 
the highest possible degree tied up with real life 

Attention should here be called to the persons re- 
sponsible for originating the plan of the Bucknell 
English Language Institute and carrying it through. 
Harry H. Pierson, '28, of the Department of State 
in Washington, with the co-operation of Harry R. 
Warfel, '20, also of the Department of State, brought 
the suggestion to President Marts, who immediately 
recognized the significance of the idea not only to 
Bucknell but to inter-American understanding. Mr. 
Pierson was influential in having the present group 
of students sponsored by the Office of the Coordi- 
nator of Inter-American Affairs, and Dr. Marts with 
his characteristic energy brought into the picture Dr. 
Charles C. Fries, '09, originator of the method being 
used, and Dr. Leo L. Rockwell, '07, who has been 
with Dr. Fries several years in the University of 
Michigan project. He then selected the capable staff 
mentioned earlier in this magazine. 

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This intensive course in English for Latin-Ameri- 
can students began on September 1 and will con- 
tinue for eight weeks. The students have come from 
Bolivia, Brazil, Columbia, Chile, El Salvador, Guate- 
mala, Honduras, Peru and Uruguay. They are 
charming people, the current topic of interest on the 
Bucknell campus. By their gracious manners and 
mature appreciation of the advantages of our college 
they have already made a valuable contribution to 
the life of the community. Their professional inter- 
ests and education mark them as rrien and women of 
distinction. They are physicians, civil engineers and 
technologists who will spend a year in the United 
States studying in their special fields according to the 
programs prepared for them by the Institute of Inter- 
American Affairs in Washington. 

While the practical function of the Institute is to 
give instruction in the elements of American Eng- 
lish, it is quite clear that the values of the experience 
go far beyond the limits of the classroom into the 
larger area of mutual understanding and interna- 
tional friendship. It is to be hoped that this valu- 
able contribution to Bucknell's educational program 
will become a regular part of the University's cul- 
tural offering. 

Q\TO\} will confer a favor by sending to the 
jL Alumni Office stories of Bucknellians who have 
done unusual things. It may not be possible to pub- 
lish your story in the next issue of the Alumnus, 
but every effort will be made to publish it just as 
soon as possible. Your friends want to know of 
your successes. You want to know what your friends 
are doing. We believe these stories will furnish in- 
spiration to the youngsters just out of college and 
that there will be more success stories tomorrow. 

Dr. Doncaster G. Humm 

(Coiit'iniied from p^ge 13-) 

A native of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, Dr. 
Humm was principal of the Turbotville (Pa.) High 
School from 1909 to 1911. Following this he had 
extensive experience in public school work, since 
1921 entirely in the personnel field. For five years 
he was psychologist in the Los Angeles Psychologi- 
cal Clinic for Neuro-psychiatry and Psychology. He 
has done considerable research and written numerous 
articles in his field. 

He received the Ph.D. degree from the University 
of Southern California in 1932. His wife, the for- 
mer Kathryn Avery, a trained psychologist, is asso- 
ciated with him in the Personnel Service. 

Alumni, You Can Help Here 

Alumni are continually moving, and a few of them 
forget to notify the Alumni Office of their new ad- 
dresses. Naturally it is difficult for the office to con- 
tact them when their addresses are unknown. 

Here is a project on which you can do a great 
service for Alma Mater. Ask every Bucknellian you know 
whether he received his September Alumnus. If the 
reply is negative, obtain his address and send it to the 
Alumni Office on a penny post card. 

This will be greatly appreciated by us who are 
trying to keep the records straight. 




Acting Alumni Secretary 

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^^e l^44JckMjeU ALufu^MA. 

Cafiain Arnaud C. Marts, U.S.C.G.R. 
President, Bucknell University 


Vi.i . XXIX, No. I 

December, 1944 

P'iesic)ent lUaits Kesian^ 

Gives Up Presidency After Ten Creative Years 
Writes Message to the Bucknell Family 

/C)APTAIN ARNAUD C. MARTS, acting presi- 
V^ dent of Bucknell for two and one-half years 
and president for seven more, tendered his resigna- 
tion to the Board of Trustees at their annual meeting 
in June, 1944, to take effect in June, 1945. 

He accepted the presidency only on the insistence 
of trustees, faculty, students and Alumni, and during 
his term of service has continued as president of 
Marts and Lundy, Incorporated. For one year and 
eight months he served Pennsylvania as director of 
civilian defense, and for nearly two years he has 
been serving his country as a captain in the Coast 
Guard. He has held the presidency along with his 
other duties until the college was well over the hump 
in the war crisis but is stepping out at this time so 
that his successor may have time to plan carefully for 
the critical post-war period, when America's colleges 
and universities will play an important role in the 

President Marts has for several months been chair- 
man of a committee working on the selection of the 
new president, who it is expected will be elected by 
the Board of Trustees at the semi-annual meeting 
in December and will be installed at the June Com- 

Captain Marts plans to continue in the Coast 
Guard while his service is needed and then return to 
the active presidency of Marts and Lundy. He 
prophesies that Bucknell will enter upon its finest 
era immediately following the war and is confident 
that higher education in America will have its most 
fruitful period. He promises a number of new 
buildings, an enlarged faculty and every effort to 
keep Bucknell in the forefront of American colleges. 

December 1, 1944. 

To the Faculty and Students and Aluvini and Friends 
of Bucknell. 

Dear Friends: 

I am planning to lay down the presidency of Buck- 
nell next June and to resume my status as a member 
of the Board of Trustees, and I want to tell you 
about it in my own words. 

I think you know that I accepted the responsibili- 
ties as your president against my own personal wishes 
because of my interest in Bucknell and because of my 
desire to help the young men and women who were 
coming to Bucknell for their training. 

For well over nine years I have been carrying on 
my duties as President of Bucknell as best I could, 
along with other rather heavy responsibilities, all the 
time hoping that another president might soon be 
selected to take my place. When the Selective Serv- 
ice Act was enacted and then when America entered 
the present war, I realized that it would be my duty 
to stay at the helm until the special problems of the 
war period would be met. I have done this, and now 
Bucknell must begin to shape its plans for the post- 
war years. Our Navy training unit is decreasing 
in size, and returning veterans are already on our 
campus, the advance guard of an important element 
of post-war Bucknell. This provides a semicolon, as 
it were, when it seems timely to me to make the 
change which I have long desired and to ask that my 
successor be selected to lead us into the coming era. 

At the meeting of the Board of Trustees held in 
June, 1944, I presented my resignation to take effect 
upon appointment of my successor, in a letter which 
read as follows: 


Published in March, June, September and December by 


Entered as second-class matter December 30, 1930 at the post oiBce at Lewisburg, Pa., under the Act of August 24, 1912 

"When I undertook the duties as President of 
Bucknell at your request in November, 1935, I agreed 
to act for a period of eight months only. In conse- 
quence of events with which you are famihar, I have 
carried on these duties for a period of nearly nine 
years. I am unable to continue to carry these responsi- 
bilities indefinitely, and I believe that now is the time, 
as we approach the readjustments which will be made 
necessary by the termination of the war, to select and 
install a new president. 

"Therefore, I respectfully present my resignation 
as President of Bucknell University, to take effect just 
as soon as my successor can be installed, and I urge 
your prompt action in order that the new president 
may be given the responsibility for shaping Buck- 
nell's post-war policy and program and administration 
before we find ourselves in the very midst of these 
post-war problems. 

"I shall be glad to serve out my term as a member 
of the Board of Trustees and I assure you of my full- 
est interest and co-operation in that relationship. I 
thank you for the privilege of serving as President of 
Bucknell, and I thank you for the ever-loyal support 
which you have given me as your president." 

The Board appointed a Special Committee to select 
the new president and insisted upon my being chair- 
man of this Committee. I accepted this chairman- 
ship, though reluctantly, and the Committee has been 
very active in the past several months. It is expected 
that the Board will elect and announce the new 
president at its next meeting to be held December 16. 
I will continue to serve as your president until the 
June, 1945, Commencement, at which time we shall 
inaugurate my successor. 

Following my retirement as president, I shall con- 
tinue to serve my term as a trustee and will give the 
best and most devoted service of which I am capable, 
as a trustee. As for my personal plans, I shall carry 
on my military duties in the Coast Guard as long as 
my services are needed in this war, and then shall 
return to New York to give my time to my duties as 
president of Marts and Lundy, Inc. 

Bucknell will enter upon its finest era immediately 
following this war, in my opinion. Higher educa- 
tion will surge forward as never before in America. 
Bucknell will be in the forefront of that advance. 
As soon as feasible, we shall build a new library, 
raise faculty salaries and enlarge the faculty, erect 
new scientific laboratories and new recitation halls 
and other buildings, and endeavor in every possible 
way to make our "300 Acres" a campus of the high- 
est standards and of the noblest spirit. 

Your new president will be a capable and experi- 
enced leader, who will win your respect, admiration 
and affection. Give him the same loyalty and devo- 
tion and friendship you have given me, and he will 
surely lead Bucknell in the paths along which all 
who love her wish to see her advance. 

With deep appreciation for the splendid support 
which you have given me as your president, 

Sincerely yours, 


* * 

Lt. Orville E. Dunckel 

V-12 COmiflDERS CHflnGfO; 
fLlldG GOES 10 m 

c>w FLEMING, popular chief of the Bucknell 
V-12 Unit, has reported for sea duty with the fleet. 

He has been succeeded by Lieutenant Orville E. 
Dunckel, formerly executive officer of the Unit. 
Lieutenant Dunckel is a graduate of Michigan State 
College and has been serving in the Naval Reserve 
since 1943. Before coming to Bucknell he was a 
liaison officer with a V-12 Unit at Princeton Univer- 
sity. He has been replaced as executive officer by 
Lieutenant Harold W. Crook, a graduate of Ohio 
State University, who served previously in the V-12 
Unit at the University of Illinois. He has served in 
both American and European theatres of war. 

Commander Fleming has made many friends in 
Lewisburg and his Unit has been rated as one of the 
best in the country. Bucknell wishes him continued 


BIOGfiflPHy Of fl. C. fllflfiTS 

^RNAUD C. MARTS was born October 9, 
,.^/jL 1888, at Reeds Corners, New York, the son 
of Reverend William G. and Irene A. (Cartwright) 
Marts. Being a very modest man, he has not, so 
far as can be discovered, told anyone about his 
youthful exploits. It is assumed that he was gradu- 
ated from high school or preparatory school, and 
his known history would lead one to suppose that 
he was a leader among his fellows and a top-notch 
student. Furthermore, he had a background which 
developed deep religious convictions. 

He entered Oberlin College in 1906 and was 
graduated in 1910 with Phi Beta Kappa honors. 
After finishing his college course, he entered boys' 
work in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1914 he en- 
tered the employ of the Standard Life Insurance 
Company in Pittsburgh and was elected vice-presi- 
dent and director in 1917. This connection was brief, 
for he soon became associate national director of 
the $18,000,000 campaign of the War Camp Com- 
munity Service during World War I. He served, 
also, as a member of the National Committee' of 35 
in charge of the United War Work Campaign for 
$175,000,000. His experience in these campaigns 
led to the choice of his life work, that of raising 
funds for philanthropic purposes. He was one of 
the organizers and is president of Marts and Lundy, 
Incorporated, financial counselors, a firm that has 
raised well onto $300,000,000 for colleges, churches, 
hospitals and other agencies. It was when his com- 
pany was serving Bucknell that he became vitally 
interested in this institution and accepted member- 
ship on the Board of Trustees. From this relation- 
ship he was called to be acting president in 1935 
and president in 1938, which position he will relin- 
quish in June, 1945. 

In 1941 he was called by Governor Arthur H. 
James to be director of civilian defense for the State 
of Pennsylvania, a position for which his unusual 
organizing ability well fitted him. After more than 
a year and a half on this job, he was offered a cabi- 
net position by Governor Martin but declined it to 
accept a captaincy in the U. S. Coast Guard. He 
went to 'Washington in February, 1943, and organ- 
ized the Voluntary Port Security Force of the Coast 
Guard Reserve. In November of the same year he 
was named chief of the temporary Reserve Division. 

Dr. Marts is a trustee of Crozer Theological 
Seminary and of Bucknell University; a director of 
the American Mission to Lepers and of George F. 
Geisinger Memorial Hospital at Danville, Pennsyl- 
vania; he is a member of the Broadway Congrega- 

tional Church of New York City, Sons of the Amer- 
ican Revolution, Sons of Unifjn Veterans of the Civil 
War, University Club and Town Hall Club of New 
York City, and the Metropolitan Club of Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

He has spoken in many parts of the country and 
has been frequently called into conference on pro- 
fessional problems. His contributions to magazines 
have been schcjlarly and significant. 

Hillsdale College conferred on him in 1936 the hon- 
orary degree of Doctor of Laws and his Alma Mater, 
Oberlin College, conferred a like honor in 1940. 

He married in 1920 Miss Ethel Daggett, Smith 
College graduate and prominent clubwoman. They 
live in Plainfield, New Jersey. 


(J^^ STANLEY P. DAVIES, for the past five 
JLy years executive director of the Community 
Service Society of New York City, has been pro- 
moted to general director of this organization. This 
makes him head of the largest private family agency 
in the United States, with an annual budget of 

Dr. Davies, as was indicated in this journal about 
a year ago, has had a rapid rise since he returned a 
Captain from the First '^'^orld '^''ar. He served as 
associate secretary of the State Charities Aid Associa- 
tion from 1924 to 1933. From 1933 to 1939 he was 
secretary and general director of the former Charity 
Organization Society, one of the groups that com- 
bined to form the Community Service Society. 

A former president of the American Association 
of Social Workers, he is chairman of the New York 
State Committee on Mental Hygiene. He is also on 
the National Committee for Mental Hygiene and has 
been a Fellow since 1940 of the American Associa- 
tion on Mental Deficiency. He is a former president 
of the Family Welfare Association of America. 

A member of the War Manpower Conser\'ation 
Committee, he is also on the executive committee in 
charge of the newly-established Veterans' Ser\-ice 

Davies was graduated from Bucknell in 1912 
siiDiiim cum laude. He received the Ph.D. degree 
from Columbia University in 1923. In 1917 he mar- 
ried Ramona Lenington. '15. They have two chil- 
dren and live at 6 Soundview Circle, '^"hite Plains, 
New York. 



Q HOWLAND SHAW, assistant secretary of 
(^. state, gave the October Commencement ad- 
dress to 55 candidates for the baccalaureate degree 
and eieht who were granted the master's deeree. 
This quiet Commencement exercise was nevertheless 
impressive in its significance and in the message 
brought by the speaker. 

Calling for an attitude of understanding for the 
future leaders of Europe, the speaker emphasized the 
fact that they will, through the "soul-searing experi- 
ences they have suffered in the underground," be 
different from the leaders of pre-war Europe. We 
cannot expect from these men "an overly rigid ad- 
herence to forms useful in the past but subject to 
restatement and modification in the light of new 
conditions." We were born of a revolution and we 
should be the last to fail to understand a revolution. 

Foreign policy, according to the speaker, is not 
"the product of the thinking of some isolated, eso- 
teric group of individuals housed in some mysterious 
building in Washington," but healthy international 
relations can be splendidly promoted by such activi- 
ties as those carried on in the English Language In- 
stitute which was at Commencement time in opera- 
tion at Bucknell. 

Mr. Shaw is noted for his philanthropic activities. 
He serves as a trustee of the National Training 
School for Boys in Washington, as vice-president and 
director of the Children's Village at Dobbs Ferry, 
New York, as president of the American Prison As- 
sociation and as president of the National Confer- 
ence of Juvenile Agencies. In recognition of his out- 
standing services, Bucknell conferred on him at the 
end of the Commencement exercises the honorary de- 
cree of Doctor of Humanities. 

yj BUCKNELL-CROZER alumni luncheon was 
^y± held at the Hotel Castleton, New Castle, on 
October 18 at the time of the Pennsylvania Baptist 
Convention. About 60 persons were present. 

Dr. Frank G. Davis, acting alumni secretary, spoke 
for Bucknell, and Dr. John P. Gates represented 
Crozer. Dr. Davis told of the progress that has been 
made at Bucknell and of plans for serving those re- 
turning from the war. Dr. Gates gave a report from 
Dr. Aubrey, showing the service that Crozer is ren- 
dering to the church and some of the problems facing 
the institution. 

Dean R. H. Rix'enburg, '97, and Mrs. Rivenburg 
caught just as they started home from church. 


C^^HE fall term opened Thursday, November 2. 
(^ On hand were 615 women, 138 civilian men 
and 358 'V-12 trainees, a total of 1,111. The term is 
a typical wartime one with limited social affairs and 
a rather serious attitude toward the real problems of 
the country at war. 

The number of girls is increased by about 25 over 
that of a year ago. The S.A.E. Fraternity House has 
been taken over for the use of upperclass girls. An 
assistant dean of women, Mrs. Dorothy Young, is 
helping to make the counseling program a fuller and 
more effective one. Mrs. Young also has charge of 
the Women's Student Government Association. 
Rumor has it that Miss Sylvia Derr, with the Red 
Cross for the past two years, will be back soon as 
head of the Department of Physical Education for 

Civilian men, who were last year located in fra- 
ternity houses, are now living in West College under 
the same timing schedule as the V-12 trainees. For 
the first time in our history, there will be no Thanks- 
givino; vacation. The Christmas vacation will be 
five and one-half days long, from Friday noon, De- 
cember 22, to Wednesday evening, December 27. 
Commencement will take place February 24. 

C>oHOMAS J. LAYERS, •x29, and his wife, Mabel 
\S) Irwin, '30, live in San Francisco. They say, 
"We would be most interested in seeing any of our 
former classmates passing through San Francisco. 
You might pass the word along." The Alumnus 
is delidited to extend this invitation to all their old 
friends. Get in touch with Mr. Lavers at the 
Crocker Estate Company, 600 Market Street, San 
Francisco 4, California. 


Bisons 10 m] in 

Important Business on December 1 5 

C. Prf.s'i'on Dawson, Pre.uJci// 

yi SPECIAL meeting of the Bison Club has been 
_/jt called for Friday, December 15, to be held 
in Philadelphia. The purpose is to transact busi- 
ness which is essential to the future success of the 
Club and important in the furtherance of athletics 
at Bucknell. All Buckncllians, whether members or 
not, are invited to attend. 

The meeting will be held at the University Club. 
The business session will be preceded by a dinner 
at 6: 30 and will be followed by an interesting pro- 
gram arranged by a committee of South Jersey and 
Philadelphia Bisons. This committee, with Bill 
Irvin as chairman, includes Jim Tyson, Joe Hender- 
son, Dick Darlington, John Johnson, Ken Slifer, 
Larry Kimball, Frank Whittam, Bob Dill, Al Fen- 
stermacher, Barton Mackey, Bob Bell, Earle Arm- 
strong, Charlie Curran, Foster Jemison, Elmer Dietz, 
Romain Hassrick, Ed Keough, Erie Topham, Walter 
Ruch, Dr. Dale Spotts, Jack Dempsey, Dr. Albert 
Garner, Arthur Yon and Clint Sprout. 

Certain important changes in the by-laws will be 
proposed at this meeting. The major purpose, how- 
ever, is to consider plans for the future operation 
of the Club. The Bison Club was formed for two 
purposes. The first was to raise funds to liquidate 
a sizeable debt incurred over a period of years as a 
result of the athletic program. This first important 
job was completed more than a year ago. The sec- 
ond and permanently important phase of Club ac- 
tivity is to support athletics continuously and avoid 
further deficits. The program for carrying out this 
feature will be recommended at Philadelphia by a 
committee which has considered the problem over 
a long period. This program must be determined 
now and launched so that it can be put into com- 
plete operation after the war. 

Chairman Bill Irvin plans that this will be one of 
the most successful Bucknell meetings on record. 
His program is not yet completed but at the dinner 
it is expected that those who attend will hear from 
Captain Marts and other prominent Bucknellians. 
As part of the hour of fellowship which will follow 
the business session "Woody" Ludwig and Frank 
Davis will show football pictures of this year's 
games. A delegation of at least twenty-four Bisons 
from New York and North Jersey are planning to at- 
tend, and we hope other areas will send large groups. 

Dr. Ei.mhk K. Bolton 


) ^^1 

0N OCTOBER 3 the American Section of the 
Society of Chemical Industry announced the 
election of Dr. Elmer K. Bolton to receive the Perkin 
Medal in recognition of his outstanding accomplish- 
ments in the field of industrial research. 

When Elmer K. Bolton received the degree of 
Bachelor of Arts from Bucknell in 1908, his record 
justified his friends in predicting unusual success. 
On graduation from Bucknell he went immediately 
to Harvard and earned his A.M. and Ph.D. degrees, 
receiving the latter in 1913. His work there was so 
outstanding that he was awarded the Sheldon Fel- 
lowship from Harvard, which enabled him to take 
post-doctorate work at the Kaiser \<'ilhelm Institute 
fiir Chemie in Berlin. Here he isolated and estab- 
lished the chemical constitution of the pigments of 
eeraniums, scarlet saee and dark red chrvsanthe- 

On his return he entered the employ of the E. I. 
du Pont de Nemours & Company at the Experi- 
mental Station in Wilmington, Delaware. From 
then on his accomplishments and honors have come 
along in a regular succession. He headed a group 
of chemists in the development of synthetic dyes 
\\'hen the German dyestufts threatened to be cut off 
by the First World War. He became director of the 
Chemical Section of the Dyestufts Department in 
1921 and for* eight years carried on research on many 
(Continued on page 16. J 


Clarence W. Cranford 

BAPTIST ninim 

C^^HOSE who had not heard Clarence W. Cran- 
\_J ford, '29, previously, but who heard him 
speak to the Pennsylvania Baptist Convention at New 
Castle, Pennsylvania, on October 18, are not sur- 
prised at his rapid rise in the ministry. 

This young man, who received his A.B. degree 
from Bucknell in 1929 and his B.D. from Crozer 
in 1933, is managing a church of 3,600 members 
and an unusual activity program and is preach- 
ing twice each Sunday. The evening meetings are 
devoted mainly to the interests and needs of young 
people, and the church is crowded weekly. Dr. 
Cranford has specialized in youth work from the be- 
ginning. He was active in the Christian Association 
at Bucknell and while a divinity student at Crozer 
was director of youth work in the Baptist Temple in 
Philadelphia. He worked on The Biickiieirmii and 
was its editor in his senior year. This experience was 
valuable in the preparation of the two" books he has 
written to date 
Devotional Life of Young People 

After graduation from Crozer, he became pastor 
of the Logan Baptist Church in Philadelphia, moved 
to the Second Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia, 
and in 1941 was called to his present position in the 
Calvary Baptist Church of Washington, D. C. He is 
the third pastor in 65 years, the first — Dr. Samuel H. 
(Continued on page 16.) 


Seekers of the Light" and "The 

COLLI PfiEltflTS OfffR 

(^"^^^HE presidents of the colleges and universities 
f Q in Pennsylvania, acting in concert, have 
drafted specific proposals for the betterment 
of education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 
for submission to the Legislature when it convenes 
next January. 

These proposals revolve around three general 
subjects: (1) the reorganization of the State Coun- 
cil of Education; (2) the strengthening of the 
teacher training program by consolidating the four- 
teen state teachers colleges into six, and releasing the 
facilities and buildings of the remaining eight for 
other public uses, such as vocational education, reha- 
bilitation of the returning veterans and various types 
of welfare services; (3) the equalization of educa- 
tional opportunity at the college level by an ex- 
panded program of State competitive scholarships. 

The legislative bills embodying these recommen- 
dations were drafted after months of study by spe- 
cial committees and finally adopted by all the Col- 
lege Presidents on April 19, 1944. 

For years there has been a necessity for changes 
in our educational structure. The following items 
are a few of the matters that require consideration: 
political interference in educational administration; 
the inadequately educated and poorly qualified teach- 
ers; the surplus of teachers — especially in the sec- 
ondary field; the inability of the college graduate 
who prepared for teaching to get a teaching posi- 
tion; the constant cry of a shortage of teachers in 
the elementary field and in rural districts; the rapid 
(growth in subversive and un-American ideas and 
practices which threaten the very foundation of our 
American structure of democracy; that many of our 
most capable secondary school graduates and poten- 
tial leaders are not able to profit by higher education 
due to financial reasons; that only 4.2^^ of the 
adult population in the Commonwealth of Penn- 
sylvania have had the benefits of higher education, 
even though Pennsylvania is a favorite state in re- 
gard to number and variety of institutions of higher 
learning. Many more criticisms could be cited, but 
sufficient have been eiven to show the need for 

The proposed bills are particularly significant for 
the reason that the College Presidents are assuming 
leadership in a matter of vital concern to education 
in the Commonwealth and have pooled their abil- 
ities and energies to bring success to the enterprise. 

Mrs. Uokothy R. Young 

HI essisTflfii Dffln 


*" "L Bucknell in September to serve as assistant 
dean of women. She is serving under Mrs. Lulu G. 
Stolz, '27, acting dean of women. This assignment 
doubles the counseling service ordinarily provided 
the Bucknell women. Mrs. Young will have as one 
of her functions the guidance of the Women's Stu- 
dent Government Association. 

A graduate of New York University School of 
Education, Mrs. Young holds the Master of Arts de- 
gree from Columbia University in guidance and stu- 
dent personnel administration. Following her gradu- 
ation from Columbia, she was a director of residence 
at the Woman's College of the University of North 
Carolina for two years and held a similar position 
last year at New York University. 

Mrs. Young's training and experience should 
equip her admirably for this position. Asked to state 
her philosophy of personnel service, she said, "We 
are all conscious of the need for a better world. Per- 
sonnel work has a direct and vital role in building 
the new order. By helping the student assess his po- 
tentialities, by aiding him in making necessary per- 
sonality adjustments, and by pointing out to him the 
opportunities for social, emotional and educational 
development provided by his college, we are able to 
guide him toward the attainment of his full growth. 
In this way he becomes capable of making his finest 
contribution to society." 

©I.OriMERS of the vintage of the writer well 
remember Matthew Haggerty, '09, and Olive 
Long, '12. "Matt" went from Bucknell to the Law 
School of the University of Michigan, where he re- 
ceived the LL.B. degree. He is now a successful cor- 
poration and Orphans Court lawyer in Lock Haven, 
and he and Olive celebrated their 25th wedding an- 
niversary on October 15. 

Their daughter, Ciloria Anne, is a member of the 
Bucknell Class of 1944. She left Bucknell after two 
years and entered the Dickinson Law School, from 
which she was graduated last June. Recently, at the 
age of less than 21, she passed the Pennsylvania Bar 
examinations with high ranking and bears the unique 
distinction of being the youngest woman ever to have 
passed them. She is registered as a law clerk in her 
father's oiifice and hopes to be admitted to the Bar 
in February, 1945. 

Tacuitij ClciiOiiies 

Gladys Ethel Calkins recently edited a sixteenth-cen- 
tury French play by Antoine de Montchrestien, Les Lachies. 
The editor, assistant professor of French, is now the wife 
of Professor Harold Cook of the Music Department. 

W. H. Coleman, professor of English, published in the 
October issue of The Oinirlerly Renew of London an ar- 
ticle, "The Johnsonian Conversational Formula." Dr. Cole- 
man is co-editor (with Dr. H. W. Robbins) of "Western 
World Literature," college text in literature published by 
Macmillan. Since 1932 he has been editor of the drama 
section of Good Reading, published by The National Coun- 
cil of Teachers of English. He is in steady demand as a 
speaker, current addresses being before Business and Pro- 
fessional Women's Club, Clio Club, Women's Club and 
the combined Masonic organizations of Williamsport. 

Charles Enzian, assistant in engineering at the Bucknell 
Junior College at Wilkes-Barre, recently read a paper on 
"Assessment Valuations of Surface and Coal Mining Prop- 
erties" at a luncheon meeting of the Wilkes-Barre Property 
Owners' Association. Mr. Enzian is also a consulting min- 
ing engineer. 

Allan G. Halline, assistant professor of American lit- 
erature, will read a paper, "American Dramatic Theory 
Comes of Age," before the American Literature Section of 
the Modern Language Association at New York Cit)- on 
December 28. 

^"illiam T. Johnson, IS. assistant professor of history, 
published in the April and July numbers of Pennsylvania 
History Parts I and II of an article entitled, "Some Aspects 
of the Relations of the German Settlers and the Govern- 
ment of Provincial Pennsylvania, 1681-1754." 


f yffiRS Of 


Bv Trennie E. Eisley 

(^"^oHAT Dr. Marts has given Bucknell one of 

f^Q the ablest administrations in its liistory there 
can be little doubt. In the nine years he has 
served as president we have witnessed an unparal- 
leled period of expansion and development in vir- 
tually every phase of college life. The attention of 
educational leaders throughout the country has been 
focused upon Bucknell as a result of the successful 
program which he has planned and directed. This 
program has been extensive and far-reaching, but 
it is possible to summarize it briefly by recalling 
only the highlights. 

In the first place, Dr. Marts directed an extensive 
building program in order to provide better teach- 
ing and living facilities. Old Main was the first 
project to which he gave his attention. Gifts were 
secured from alumni and friends of the University 
to rebuild this important structure. Largest of these 
gifts came from the late Daniel C. Roberts, for 
whom the center section of Old Main was named 
when the building was completed. 

Next came the building of the central wing of 
Davis Gymnasium and the remodeling of Tustin 
Gymnasium, followed, in turn, by the erection of 
the Service Building. Two wings were added to the 
Engineering Building to mark another important 
step in the building program, and numerous minor 
repairs were made. 

The University acquired a dining hall. for her men 
students and a number of small residence halls for 
women students. More recently, another important 
property was bought to serve as a dining hall for 
the Navy students at Bucknell. Student recreation 
was emphasized by the acquisition of the C. A. Lodge 
at Cowan, and classroom facilities were renovated 
and enlarged. The latter included major improve- 
ments in the Chemistry Building, West College, and 
Harris Hall. Numerous tennis courts were added 
and Loomis Field was laid out as an athletic field 
for women. 

Much landscaping, including the planting of trees 
and shrubbery, grading, and building of parking 
places, has been done to add greatly to the beauty 
of the campus. 

To make these changes, and to construct the 
buildings which have marked such important addi- 
tions to the college plant, Dr. Marts secured sub- 
stantial funds in the form of gifts from alumni and 


other generous friends of the University. To list 
all of these would require many pages, but a recital 
of the major buildmg projects will furnish some 
idea of the magnitude of this undertaking. The 
rebuilding of Old Main, for example, cost more 
than $375,000; Davis Gymnasium, in excess of 
$175,000; the Engineering Building, $300,000; the 
remodelling of Tustin Gym and Loomis Field, 
$20,000; and the Service Building, $16,000. 

Stressed Balanced Budget 

Although his program has been an ambitious one. 
Dr. Marts at all times endeavored to carry out his 
plans on a balanced budget. Current operations 
have been balanced each year, and new money was 
obtained for capital purposes. When Dr. Marts 
took over at Bucknell, the University was handi- 
capped by a capital debt of well over $300,000, in- 
herited from the past. The president immediately 
set out to liquidate that debt and was successful be- 
yond all our expectations. When this debt had been 
reduced, in 1943, to about $285,000, he called upon 
trustees, alumni, and friends to take part in a cam- 
paign to clear this indebtedness before Bucknell 
celebrates her One Hundredth Birthday in 1946. 
They have responded generously to his call to "buy 
shares in Bucknell's future" and, if all goes well, 
1946 will find the University completely out of debt. 
Looking ahead, he has outlined the University's most 
vital needs for the post-war days, and he has al- 
ready received substantial gifts towards a new library. 

Nor has Dr. Marts confined his attention solely 
to the building program on the campus. Largely 
through his efforts, the Bucknell Junior College at 
Wilkes-Barre was given four fine buildings donated 
by residents of the Wyoming Valley interested in 
the development of an adequate educational insti- 
tution for that area. 

Academic Progress Keeps Pace 

So great has been the material progress of the 
University since 1935 that it is difficult to assess or 
appraise it accurately. And, still more important, 
academic progress has kept pace with the material. 

To stimulate faculty members to their maximum 
eiforts. Dr. Marts introduced numerous projects de- 
signed to promote the welfare of Bucknell's teach- 
ers. These have included salary increases, an en- 
larged faculty, adoption of the Carnegie Retirement 
Pension System, and the creation of the Bucknell 
Scholars, a group interested primarily in study and 
research. Important curriculum changes were 
adopted and the role of the library on the college 
campus received increased emphasis. 

Dr. Marts has been interested at all times in rais- 
ing the educational standards of the LIniversity. To 

this end he has stressed the importance of 'luahty 
in both students and teachers. To administer an 
effective program for tiie selective admission of stu- 
dents he created the Office of Admissions and re- 
organized the work of the Alumni Office. The 
excellence of Bucknell's academic work resulted in 
greater recognition in educational circles generally. 
The University was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta 
Kappa and of Mortar Board, and accrediting of the 
engineering courses by certain vital organizations 
was secured. 

Religion Emphasized 

Bucknell's entire religious program has been 
greatly strengthened under Dr. Marts. Striving to 
uphold an ideal towards which students and faculty 
might devote their enthusiasm and energy, he has 
continuously directed their attention to "The Buck- 
nell Way of Life," which he describes as "the way 
of intelligence, of integrity, and of Christian 

In 1939 he introduced Religion-in-Life Week, a 
period in which students are invited, both in and 
outside the classroom, to turn their attention to the 
problems of everyday living, under the guidance of 
noted religious leaders. Students regard this pro- 
gram very highly and this year they will observe 
Religion-in-Life Week as usual in January. 

Other important phases of the religious program 
include the Sunday School Class held at 9: 30 each 
Sunday morning in the President's house and the 
Student Church service held each Sunday evening in 
Hunt Hall. An increased interest in the weekly 
chapel services reflects the new attitude toward re- 
ligion which prevails on the campus. To improve 
and expand the religious life of our students. Dr. 
Marts organized the Bucknell Religious Life As- 
sociates, a body of alumni and teachers who meet 
periodically to consider new developments in the 
religious program. 

More Friends for Bucknell 

One of Dr. Marts' paramount aims, a wider circle 
of friends for Bucknell, has been achieved in part 
through a greater emphasis upon public relations. 
The president himself took the lead in this work, 
and his addresses before prominent groups in all 
parts of the country have been most effective. 

To give alumni an opportunity to take part in 
the work of their alma mater along the lines of their 
special interests, he created several special groups 
to participate in various activities, including the 
Friends of the Library, the 'Visiting Committee on 
Engineering, and the Bison Club. 

And to interest alumni in sending their sons and 
daughters to Bucknell in preference to some other 
college, he suggested the Bucknell Pre-Payment Plan. 

When war came, Dr. Marts urged the students 
and faculty to contribute in every way pf;ssible to 
make victory certain, and he set the pace by becom- 
ing executive director of the State O^uncii of De- 
fense. 7"he college began training student pilots 
for the Army, the Engineering Departments, offered 
special courses for war workers, and classes in first 
aid became a "must" for most students. 

And when the Navy asked Bucknell to accept the 
responsibility of training a unit of 600 young men 
in the 'V-12 program, the University was ready to 
meet the challenge. 

Though Dr. Marts was called to Washington and 
became Captain Marts of the Coast Guard, he still 
managed to keep in touch with afifairs on the campus 
and to supply counsel and encouragement as the oc- 
casion demanded. 

But above and beyond all this. President Marts 
has made to Bucknell a contribution that cannot be 
clearly measured or accurately described. For he 
has instilled in all of us, students, faculty, and 
alumni, an active belief in and hope for the future 
development of the college. Bucknellians every- 
where have gained, through their association with 
him, a new and vital enthusiasm for the Bucknell 
of the future. 

Through his personal leadership, he has put into 
the spirit of Bucknell an active, strong faith in the 
great moral and spiritual values of life — "an un- 
ashamed love for America, for Bucknell, for a better 
world, for God." 

yj CONSIDERABLE number of new faculty 
^yj- appointments, for a semester or a year, were 
made recently. However, at the beginning of the 
fall semester, two new permanent appointments 
were reported. 

Dr. Arthur L. Wood, Jr., of Buffalo, New York, 
has been named assistant professor of sociology, and 
Walter Hansen of Cleveland Heights. Ohio, is in- 
structor in organ. 

Dr. Wood comes from the faculty of the Univer- 
sity of Buffalo and is the son of Dr. A. E. Wood of 
the Department of Sociology in that institution. He 
was graduated from Dartmouth CoUese with honors 
in sociology and holds the Ph.D. degree from the 
University of Wisconsin. 

Mr. Hansen, who succeeds Grigg Fountain, in- 
structor in organ, was Graduated with first honors 
from the New England Conservatory of Music. He 
holds the degree of Bachelor of Music and Master 
(Coiitit2i4ed on page 23.) 

11 J 

I — '35 Acting President 

2 — '36 Convocation 

3 — '36 Relaxing 

4 — '37 "With Dr. Hunt and Dean Rivenburg 

5 — '37 Roberts Hall Dedication 

6 — '37 Gymnasium Cornerstone Laying 
7 — '38 Ground Breaking for Engineering Building 
8 — '38 "With Mrs. Marts at Junior Prom 
9 — '39 Goes to Movie with Coeds 
10 — '39 Mother's Day 

11 — '40 Dr. Ari 

12— '40 "BUCKN 

13 — '40 Phi Bet 

14 — '41 Degree 

15— '41 Three 1 

D C. Marts 

, Way of Life" Broadcast 
<APPA Installation 
Irving Berlin 


16 — '41 With Admiral Stark 
17 — '42 With Dan and Treva Poling 
18 — '42 In the President's Office 
19 — '43 Capt. Arnaud C. Marts 
20 — '43 Convocation 

21 — '4? October Commencement 

22 — '43 With Go\ernor Tames at Cov^ocation 

23 — '44 With G. Ho^-land Ska's" 

24 — '44 With Honored Alumni 

25 — '44 With V-12 Officers 

mm CLOsfs 

Robert E. Streeter, '38 

/''^UCKNELL'S football men, stampeding into 
JZ) the home stretch of their lengthy 1944 cam- 
paign, have already tied one Bison record and are 
well on the way to achieving the Orange and Blue's 
best won-lost record in recent years. 

On November 11, when the Bisons put the crusher 
on a gallant but weaponless C.C.N.Y. eleven by a 
78-0 score, that feat equalled the largest previous 
margin of victory ever rolled up by the Herd. The 
earher 78-0 triumph was scored in 1929, Clarke 
Hinkle's sophomore year, against Dickinson on 
Thanksgiving Day. 

As Coach '"Woody" Ludwig's athletes head into 
their final two games against Villanova and Franklin 
and Marshall, the season's escutcheon shows five vic- 
tories, two defeats and one tie. Cornell and Penn 
State handed Bucknell the setbacks, while Temple 
fought the Bisons to a tie. The victories include two 
over Muhlenberg and one each over New York Uni- 
versity, C.C.N.Y. and F. and M. 

For practical purposes, the gridmen began a fresh 
season two weeks ago, immediately after the Temple 
game, when the November 1 transfers of service per- 
sonnel stripped the squad of 16 men, including nine 
regular starters. The entire backfield — Ralph Grant, 
Gene Hubka, Al Yannelli, Clyde Bennett — departed, 
while from the line were missing Tackle "Wayne 
Steele, End Bob Albrecht, Guards Bob Farley and 
Alonzo Stoddard and Center Jim Seel. 

Doing an instantaneous re-building job. Coach 
Ludwig and his aides have turned out a post- 
November 1 machine which looks just as powerful 
as the early-season Bison team. In fact, some ob- 
servers feel that the current crop of Bisons may be 
a bit more versatile and better-rounded than their 

Aiding the coaching corps in its reconstruction job 
was the timely appearance of new football material. 
First-team Navy trainees are not permitted to play 
intercollegiate sports. Consequently, eight or ten 
prime prospects became eligible only with the con- 
clusion of their first semester of work under the 
V-ll program. 

Among these valued newcomers were a pair of 
ends, Bob "Williams, whose home town is Massillon, 
Ohio (nuff said), and Paul Rutan, of Swarthmore. 
There are two new tackles, David Messersmith, of 
Harrisburg, and Russell Salberg, of Navarre, Ohio. 


Bill Caldwell, of Philadelphia, will add strength at 
guard, as will Harold Stefl, of Connellsville, at cen- 
ter. In the backfield there are two newly-eligible 
trainees, Calhoun KiUeen, of Pittsburgh, and Paul 
"Wildauer, of Reynoldsville. 

In addition to these athletes, a valuable piece of 
Navy lend-lease material arrived from Dartmouth 
College in the person of Harry Bonk, who was the 
Big Green's first-string fullback prior to the Novem- 
ber 1 transfer date. He fitted in promptly with the 
Bucknell lineup, scoring three touchdowns in his first 

two games. 

After all the re-shutfiing, the Herd lineup now 
shapes up as follows: John Spriggs and Ed Quinn, 
ends; George Kochins and Felix "Wade, tackles; 
Stanley Strang and Stephen Kovacs, guards; Hal 
Bigler, center; "Warren Mears, quarterback; Eddie 
Netski and Calhoun KiUeen, halfbacks; Harry Bonk, 

In its first two games, against N.Y.U. and 
C.C.N.Y., this new squad was unscored upon, while 
tallying 104 points against the opposition. The 26-0 
conquest of the "Violets on November 4, incidentally, 
was Bucknell's initial win over N.Y.U. Earlier 
games in the series resulted in two N.Y.U. victories 
and one tie. 

The N.Y.U. contest also uncovered fleet Eddie 
Netski, of "Wilkes-Barre, as a capable successor to 
the departed Gene Hubka. Netski, who is playing 
his first season on an organized football team of any 
kind, high school or college, ran the ball 146 yards 
against N.Y.U. and threw passes for 128 additional 

The following Saturday the Bisons scored just as 
they pleased against C.C.N.Y. On the fourth play 
End Spriggs set the tone of the tilt by rushing in to 
block a punt, seizing the ball oft" the kicker's toe and 
darting 15 yards for a touchdown. In addition to 
tying the old record for points in a single game, the 
Bisons set a new one for points scored in one period. 
During the first quarter the Ludwigmen clicked for 
six touchdowns and 39 points. 

Meanwhile, the other fall sports team, the soccer 
eleven, has been having a successful campaign. 
Coached by Merle Edwards, '03, the booters have 
scored three victories against one defeat and one tie. 
The defeat, administered by Penn State, came by a 
narrow 2-1 margin. 

Basketball is about to slide front and center on the 
sports stage, with football and soccer easing toward 
the wings. Four games will be played during De- 
cember, as follows: Dec. 6, Elizabethtown College, 
home; Dec. 9, Bloomsburg State Teachers, home; 
Dec. 15, Marshall, home; Dec. 20, Penn State, away. 
(Coiitviiied on p^ige 23-) 

English Language Institute Celebrates 
'hirty Latin-American professional people banquet with faculty members 
and students before leavint; for various American universities. 




m fiiCE fenny stRVfs 


^^\_ youngest daughter of William Buckneli, 
from whom Buckneli University received its name, 
died October 15, 1944, in Strafford, Pa., after a long 

She had a lifelong interest in art and had exhib- 
ited oil paintings at the Academy of Fine Arts, the 
Plastic Club and other art galleries in the Philadel- 
phia area. She was a member of the Sedgley Club, 
National Society of Colonial Dames, Academy of 
Natural Sciences, the Pennsylvania Museum and 
Geneological Society, National Society of Magna 
Charta Dames and the Merion Cricket Club. 

Her son, Captain Giles P. Wetherill, is serving 
with the Army in the European theatre. She leaves 
two daughters, Mrs. George Buckneli Warder of 
Ardmore and Mrs. D. Rowland Ellis of Downing- 
town, and eieht grandchildren. 

The marriage of Miss Margaret Barnhart of Belle- 
fonte to Sgt. Charles C. Cornelius of Sunbury took 
place September 26, 1944, in the latter city. Mrs. 
Cornelius came to Buckneli in 1935 as assistant 
dietitian and has been dietitian since 1940. Her hus- 
band recently returned from the Southwest Pacific. 

AND MK.S. JOHN W. RICE of Lewisburg 
lavc four sons and a son-in-law serving in 
the Anned Forces. They are: 

Major John M. Hice, 'Mi 
.;llMli AAI-Hi; (Spec. 4-E), 
0)urll;in<l Army Air Base, 
Courtland, Alabama. 

Pfc. Andrew C. Kicc, ■x45, 
AI'O 104. c/o Postmaster, 
New Yorlc City. 

William P. Rice, F 1/c, 
c/o Fleet Post Office, 
San Francisco, California. 

Cpl. Jasper H. Frantz, 'x42, 
AFO 2 30, c/o Postmaster, 
New York City. 

Ll. Charles P. Kecd, USNR, '41, 
q/o Fleet Post Office, 
San Francisco, California. 

Mrs. Reed (Martha J. Rice, '41) was formerly 
technician in charge in an Army base hospital in 

Oakland, California. 

Mrs. Rice is the former Ruth Hoffa, Institute '11 
and Buckneli '14. Dr. Rice was graduated in the 
Class of 1914 and later received the Ph.D. degree 
from Columbia University. He is professor of bac- 
teriology and sanitary officer at Buckneli. 

HflLLlO UJfilTfS Of Uilif 

QyrKLCOLU SCOTT HALLMAN, '09, recently 
^ t published in the Nation's Schools an article 
entitled, "Big Stick Rule Is Out," in which he makes 
a strong bid for a liberalization of the organization 
of pupil activity in school government. For the 
principal-dictatorship or the v.-ell-known student 
council plan he would substitute what he calls co- 
operative government. This is carried on by large 
committees of pupils and teachers specializing in 
various phases of school life and activity. Com- 
mittees deal with Art, Budget, Business, Honor As- 
semblies, Lyceum, Social Room. Public Relations 
and Sportsmanship, and in each case more pupils 
than teachers compose the committee. 

Hallman has taught in the summer school of Black 
Hills Teachers College the past 25 years and has pub- 
lished books and articles on pupil activities. He is 
principal of The Franklin School at Cedar Rapids, 
Iowa. While a student at Buckneli he was active in 
dramatics and art and painted scenery for many col- 
lege plays. 


HffilZOe. Gf IGEfi M£ P£ODI£ 

C>=>WO Bucknellians, Phares Hertzog, '10, and 
K_) Carl Geiger, '15, are members of the 25 Year 
Club at Peddle School. Geiger, who is head of the 
English Department, joined the staff in 1918, and 
Hertzog, head of the Science Department, has served 
Peddle boys since 1910. 

Hertzog prepared at MillersviUe State Normal 
School before coming to Bucknell. A high-grade 
scientist at Bucknell, he was appointed to the posi- 
tion of assistant economic zoologist for the Depart- 
ment of Agriculture at Harrisburg, Pa., before re- 
signing to accept the position at Peddie. He received 
the Master of Arts degree from Princeton in 1914. 

Geiger was graduated from the WiUiamsport 
High School in 1911 and entered Bucknell that fall. 
He was active in newspaper work and had much 
experience on The Buckuelliaii, Coinineuceiueut 
News and L' Agenda. He taught at Keystone Acad- 
emy for three years before going to Peddie. 

Cranford Addresses Ministers 

(Cnut'iinied jirjiii page S.) 
Green — having held the position 42 years and Dr. 
"V(^illiam S. Abernethy for 20 years. 

Among the church activities are a Church Door 
Canteen for service people every Satutday evening 
and a day nursery for children of working parents. 
The accent on youth in the church's service grows 
out of an attempt to help a few of the thousands of 
young people brought to Washington during the war 

Bucknell honored Mr. Cranford with the degree 
of Doctor of Divinity in 1942. He married Kathryn 
Young in 1938, when the young lady was teaching 
chemistry in the Colorado State Teachers College a't 
Collins, Colorado. They have one son, five years old. 

O^HE following faculty promotions were made 
KS) at the June, 1944, Commencement: Allan 
Gates Halline from assistant to associate professor of 
American literature; George Merrill Kunkel from 
assistant to associate professor of mechanical engi- 
neering; John Burdick Miller from assistant to as- 
sociate professor of electrical engineering; Harmer 
A. Weeden from instructor to assistant professor of 
civil engineering. 


Bolton Receives Honor 

(Comiijued jrom page 7.) 

substances well known to Americans, including 
tetraethyl lead and rubber antioxidants. 

In 1929 he became assistant chemical director of 
the du Pont Company, and a year later he was made 
chemical director of the company. In this position 
he IS in charge of the research activities of the Chem- 
ical Department, which in normal times devotes its 
attention to pioneering applied and fundamental re- 
search. He acts also in an advisory capacity on re- 
search matters for all departments of the company. 

He was a leader in the development of the first 
general-purpose synthetic rubber produced anywhere 
in the world and guided the research which produced 
neoprene, a key product in the national synthetic rub- 
ber program. 

On his elevation to his present position, he carried 
on research started by his predecessor. Dr. "Wallace 
H. Carothers, which made the fabulous nylon availa- 
ble as a substitute for silk. 

He is a member of the American Chemical So- 
ciety, of which he has served as regional director and 
director-at-large. He is a member of the Society of 
Chemical Industry and the American Institute of 
Chemical Engineers. During 1938 and 1939 he was 
a member of the Visiting Committee of the Depart- 
ment of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology, and since 1940 has served in a similar capac- 
ity at Harvard University. 

In 1941 Dr. Bolton received the Chemical Industry 
Medal, which is awarded annually by the American 
Section of the Society of Chemical Industry, for 
"valuable application of chemical research to indus- 
try." He has received D.Sc. degrees from Bucknell 
University and the University of Delaware. He is a 
trustee of Bucknell. 

In 1916 he married Marguerite L. Duncan, a for- 
mer student at Bucknell Institute. They have three 
children: Duncan G., Marjorie L. and Elmer K. 
Their home is at 2310 West 11th Street, Wilming- 
ton, Delaware. 


Commander Alan Jones, '25, of Harrisburg, re- 
cently returned from the South Pacific where he had 
been in charge of Seabees. He brings many inter- 
esting tales of experiences in the construction of 
foxholes, into one of which a crocodile jumped and 
broke its neck. However, the foxholes were par- 
ticularly prized by the soldiers for the protection 
they afforded against Jap shrapnel. Commander 
Jones was formerly assistant chief engineer in the 
State Department of Property and Supplies in Har- 



Clubs KepCti 

Baltimore Club 

C^HIRTY-TWO Hucknellians and friends sat 
\_) down to a sumptuous dinner at the l^elvedere 
Hotel in Baltimore at 7: 15 Monday evening, Octo- 
ber 30. J. Fred Moore, '22, was in command and 
handled the meeting with his characteristic skill and 
hilarioLis good humor. 

The present officers, consisting of J. Fred 
Moore, '22, president; Harry Angel, '19, vice-presi- 
dent; George Phillips, '32, secretary; and Eleanor 
Buchholz, '31, treasurer, were re-elected. 

Frank G. Davis, '1.1, acting alumni secretary, spoke 
in the absence of President Marts and George Ir- 
land, '15, both of whom provided messages since 
they were unable to be present. 

Dr. Marts sent greetings and reminded the group 
of the fine situation in which the University finds it- 
self after three years of war. He said that the pro- 
gram of the University involves a new library, a new 
science building, raised faculty salaries and other im- 
provements just as fast as possible. Bucknell has 
made outstanding contributions to the war effort and 
looks forward to a large place in post-war America. 

Dr. Irland reported that the engineering depart- 
ments have established two new two-year courses for 
returning veterans and displaced war workers. One 
is for design, construction and maintenance of air- 
ports, and the other for industrial foremen. Engi- 
neering enrollment since the war began has risen to 
a peak of 335 students, and the faculty has grown 
accordingly. Letters from men in the field express 
high appreciation for the quality of engineering in- 
struction given at Bucknell. Electronic equipment 
valued at $10,000 has been purchased for the Elec- 
trical Engineering Department. 

The reports were followed by moving pictures of 
the V-12 program at Bucknell and the Penn State 

Harrisburg Club 

The Bucknell Alumni Club of Harrisburg has 
held two very interesting programs since the last 
issue of the Alumnus. 

The first was on October 5, when Lieutenant Com- 
mander Ray W. Townsend, USNR, spoke on "The 
Southwest Pacific-Solomons Campaign." He has 
lived in Japan, China and Europe, and had a very 
clear picture of the entire world war situation. 

The other meeting was held on November 2. The 
group heard J. M. Wulpi, district manager of Trans- 
continental and Western Airways, who illustrated 

with motion pictures his talk on the development of 
the airplane, principles that enter into actual flight 
of aircraft and predictions regarding the future of 
air transportation. Announcement was made of 
nominations of club officers, who are to be elected 
at the next meeting, December 7. A Christmas party 
will be held at that time. 

The Harrisburg meetings regularly attract between 
30 and 40 Bucknellians. 

Washington Club 

The Washington Bucknell Club held a dinner 
meeting at The Manor, 2108 16 St., N. W., at 7: 00 
o'clock, November 17. Motion pictures were shown 
and Captain Marts was the speaker. Officers elected 
are: Robert N. Cook, '33, president; Lt. (j.g.) John 
F. Worth, USNR, '37, vice-president; and Mrs. Mar- 
jorie Brumbaugh Bush, 'x42, secretary-treasurer. 

Following the usual custom, the Bucknell Alumni Club 
of Western Pennsylvania will hold its annual holiday 
party at the Duquesne Club. Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania. 
Thursday, December 21st. at 12 o'clock. 

All Bucknell men. whether alumni or undergraduates, 
are invited to participate. 

Vice-President Harry C. Hunter, who is in charge of 
arrangements, will be glad to make reservations for all 
who accept. 

Kindly contact Mr. Hunter or another club officer early. 

E. W. Ross. '22. President 

444 Royce Ave.. Pittsburgh 16 

H. C. Hunter. '28. V-Prcsidcnt 

198 Dewey St., Pittsburgh 18 

M. W. Demler, '33, Secretary 

1930 Noblestown Rd.. Pittsburgh 5 

E. W. Williams. ■x24. Treasurer 

18 Sandy Creek Rd.. Pittsburgh 19 

HonolaHu Uiscka'icec) f'iom <,eivice 

Bartlett, Kenneth A., 'x46 Harris, Albert H., '25 

Coene, Charles, '28 Lahr, Mildred Weitz, '41 

Craig, George ^L, 'x3S Livengood. Ralph. '-41 

Crotn-, Thomas T., 'x48 Moss, Bernard M., ■x26 
Dowdell, William F., ■x4l 


He'ie Oi\e Sucknell's jickixna nUn 

0N THIS page are the names of 
Bucknelliams in the Armed 
Services not heretofore published in 
this magazine. We should like to 
print regularly all the address changes 
that have been made since the last 
issue. This, however, is impossible, 
since service changes come so rapidly 
and the magazine is pubhshed only 
four times a year. If you find here 
addresses that are incorrect, or if you 
know addresses of persons whose 
whereabouts are listed as unknown, 
will you be kind enough to notify the 
Alumni Office. 

C. Campbell Armstrong, '47 A/C, 
13158350, 2539 AAF Base Unit, Sec. K, 
Foster Field, Texas. 
Earl R. Bartholomew, 12, Maj., 
1019 IVIarket St., WiUiamsport 29, Pa. 
Earl R. Bartholomew, Jr., '43, Pvt., 
33948506, Co. B, 67th Bn., ASFTC, 
Camp Barkeley, Texas. 
Richard W. Batten, Jr., '43, Sgt., 
13046026, 271st AAF Base, Unit (SB), 
Sqdn. B, KAAF, Kearney, Nebr. 
Edward C. Beckley, '31, Maj., 
APO 30, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 
Seymour Bernstein, '44, Pvt., 42181735, 
Co. B, 59th Bn., 12th Regt., 
Camp Fannin, Texas. 
David N. Boswell, Jr., '43, Pvt., 
Co. A, 3rd Trng. Bn., Inf. Trng. Regt., 
FMF, Camp Lejeune, New River, N. C. 
Richard W. Bowen, '44, Mid'n, 
USNR Mid'n Sch., New York City. 
Walter J. Bower, '46, A/S, 
Sec. 1002, USNR, P.M.S., 
Asbury Park, N. J. 
John H. Boyle, Jr., 'A6, Pvt., 
Co. D, 198th Bn., 62nd Regt., 
Camp Bianding, Fla. 
"Wesley A. Bradley, '46, Pfc, 
Co. C, 1st Plat., OC Bn., 
Sch. Regt. Trng. Com., FMF, 
Camp Lejeune, N. C. 
William R. Campbell, '47, Pvt., 
3706th AAF Base Unit, Sec. Q, 
Sheppard Field, Texas. 
Paul S. Crowder, '47, S l/c, 
Co. 1688, USNTS, Great Lakes, III. 
Edward Dunbar, '42, Pvt., 42116113, 
APO 461, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. 
RoUand N. Dutton, '26, Chaplain, 
Box No. 68, Navy 115, 
c/o Fleet Post Office, New York City. 
Albert J. Fladd, '44, A/S, 
Under orders — will notify us of new ad- 
dress upon arrival. 
John H. Galbraith, '43, Pvt., 
A.F.F.B.U., Hamilton Field, Calif. 
Howard R. Griffin, '40, Pvt., 
APO 95, Indiantown Gap, Pa. 
Francis B. Haas, Jr., '47, Pvt., 13159591, 
DF SO 178 P 1, Shaw Field, S. C. 
■Vincent A. Halbert, '34, Lt. (jg), 
c/o Fleet Post Office, Norfolk, Va. 


Robert G. Heuer, '44, A/S, 

USS Prairie State, Sec. U, 

West 135th St. and North River, 

New York City 27. 

George H. Hubschman, '47, Pvt., 

Sec. T (53), CI. 75, 

3704th AAF Base Unit, 

Kcssler Field, Miss. 

Milton Jacobson, '37, Lt., 

MDRP ASFTC, Camp Barkeley, Texas. 

George W. Johnson, '31, Lt. (jg), 

37 Claremont Ave., Bloomfield, N. J. 

Donald R. Kersteen, '42, Pvt., 

APO 350, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Emil Kordish, '42, Pvt., 

Det. A T-374, Proving Ground Det., 

Aberdeen, Md. 

Robert W. McDonnell, '46, A/S, 

Co. 3437, Bks. 313, USNTC, 

Bainbridge, Md. 

Jay N. Maisel, '47, Mid'n, 

Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, Me. 

Louis W. Mardaga, '44, A/S V-7, 

USS Prairie State, Sec. 5, 

West 135th St. and North River, 

New York City 27. 

Jay M. Marrone, '47, Pvt., 

E-12-4 4th Plat., F.A. RTC, 

Fort Br.igg, N. C. 

Albert G. Miller, '47, A/S, 

Co. 3452, Bks. 3161, USNTC, 

Bainbridge, Md. 

Betty C. Miller, '44, A/S, V-9, USNR, 

U. S. Mid'n Sch. (WR), Gillett-11, 

Northampton, Mass. 

Charles E. Mills, Jr., '32, Lt., 

APO 507, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Flora B. Mott, '44, Pvt., 

Co. 2, Regt. 20, 3rd WAC Trng. Center, 

Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. 

Leon C. Myers, '44, Pvt^ 

Co. C, 197th Bn., 6lst 

Camp Blanding, Fla. 

Russell S. Neff, '47, Pvt., 

3705th AAF Base Unit (TS), Sec. 1, 

Lowry Field, No. 2, Denver, Colo. 


Capt. Wilmer T. Beck, '38 
Lt. Richard Coty, 'x46 

Lt. Walter T. Decker, 'x43 

Sgt. Elmer E. Fairchild, Jr., '42 

Pfc. Joseph V. Grieco, '40 
Lt. Howard Lonergan, '43 

Lt. Calvin C. Lombard, '40 
Lt. Arthur C. Menein, 'x45 
Lt. Fred A. Michel, Jr., '41 
Edward A. Maloney, 'x39 
Lt. I. Ober Nissley, '37 
Lt. Dorr W. Stock, 'x46 

DeWitt B. Nester, '44, A/S, 

USNR Mid'n Sch., John Jay Hall 607-B, 

New York City. 

Robert C. Newman, '43, Pvt., 
Hq. 5th Ferrying Command, 
Love Field, Dallas, Texas. 

Robert H. Philipps, '43, Ens., 

138 Summit Ave., Upper Montdair, N. J. 

Henry B. Puff, '45, Pvt., 
Co. D, 62nd Bn., ASFTC, 
Camp Barkeley, Texas. 

Elizabeth L. Riegner, '42, A/S, 
Naval Reserve Mid'n Sch., 
Northampton, Mass. 

Rachel E. Rosser, '38, ARC, 
Darnell Gen. Hosp., Danville, Ky. 

Harold J. Seisel, '47, A/S, 

Ohio Wesleyan, Co. C, Plat. 2, 

c/o Stuyvesant Hall, Delaware, Ohio. 

David L. Sheppard, '37, Pvt., 

51st Major Post, Fort Hamilton, N. Y. 

Donald W. Shields, '44, Ens., 
LCC 22675, LCC Unit, A.T.B., 
Little Creek, "Va. 

"William Singleman, '44, S/Sgt., 
Address unknown. 

Courtney A. Spies, '44, A/S, 
3013 Arunah Ave., Baltimore, Md. 

Charles L. Steiner, III, '47, Pvt., 
Sec. Q, 3706 AAF Base Unit (BTC), 
Sheppard Field, Texas. 

Clifford J. Thomas, Jr., '43, S l/c, 
14 Riverview Ave., Ridley Park, Pa. 

Irma Toone Hanson, '39, Cox., 

1923 N St., N.W., Washington 6, D. C. 

Edna M. Wagner, '32, Cpl., A204048, 
Two Rock Ranch, Petaluma, Calif. 

Burr Williamson, '44, A/S V-12, 

Sec. 1104, Billet M-272-1, 

Asbury Park, N. J. 

Robert A. Wynne, '47, S l/c, 

Co. 1758, USNTC, Great Lakes, 111. 

Bronze Star 

Presidential Citation; Air Medal, 2 

Distinguished Flying Cross 

1st Marine Division Presidential Cita- 

Purple Heart 

Distinguished Service Medal, Oak Leaf 
Cluster, Flying Medal 

Air Medal, Disti'nguished Flying Cross 

Air Medal 

Bronze Star 

Air Medal, Oak Leaf Cluster 

European Invasion Medal 

2 Oak Leaf Clusters, 2 Bronze Stars 

Q^^iiicHal Wai Gasuaitl 


Died 11/ Service 

LicultnaiU William D. Bautr- 
schmidt, '13, was killed October 5, 
1944, in mopping-up operations on 
Pcleliu Island of the Palaus ^qroLip. He 
received his degree from HLickntll 
after he had enlisted in the Marine 
Corps and had gone to Parris Island 
for training in the OlFicers' Candidate 
School. He was assigned to the fa- 
mous First Division of the Marines 
and took part in engagements in New 
Guinea and New Britain and finally 
participated in the invasion at Peleliu. 
He is survived by his wife, the former 
Annabel le Shepler of the Class of 
1942, his parents and a sister. 

Lieutenant William Katz, 'x44, a 
fighter pilot, was killed in a test 
flight on January 21, 1944, near Ham- 
mond Field, Louisiana, in preparation 
for going overseas. He had received 
his wings and commission at Eagle 
Pass, Texas, six weeks previously. 


Prisotiers of War 

Lt. Peters 

Lieutenant Harold Peters, 'x46, is 
a prisoner of war in Germany. He 
flew from Kearney, Nebraska, on May 
14, 1944, his 21st birthday, to a sta- 
tion in England. He was in active 
combat since D-Day and had com- 
pleted a number of missions before 
being reported missing in action July 

16. His mother was notified by the 
War Department six weeks later that 
he is imprisoned in Germany. Since 
then she has received a card and a 
letter from him, in which he reports 
he is in good health and is being 
treated very well. Since the Air Medal 
which has been awarded cannot be 
formally presented to him at this time. 
Lieutenant Peters' mother will receive 
it for him. 

Lieutenant Merle Clark, 'x43, is a 
prisoner of war. Having graduated at 
Hondo, Texas, late in February, he 
went overseas in June and was as- 
signed to a Flying Fortress of an air 
force in Italy. He flew his first mis- 
sion in July and by August 20 had 
completed 25 missions. Lieutenant 
Peters was reported missing in action 
over Hungary on August 22. Two 
months later, his mother was informed 
by telegram through the International 
Red Cross that he is a prisoner of the 
German government, and then in a 
letter from the Provost Marshall Gen- 
eral she was told that he is interned 
in an unnamed camp in Hungary. He 
has been awarded the Air Medal and 
one Oak Leaf Cluster for his achieve- 
ments while flying as navigator on 
hazardous combat missions. 


The Reverend H. Herbert Dutton 

died at his home in Woodbury, N. J.. 
September 3, 1944, at the age of 72. 
He supervised Y. M. C. A. religious 
work in more than a hundred eastern 
Army and Navy training camps dur- 
ing World War I, served as executive 
secretary of the Buffalo Baptist Union 
and then as director of city work in 
the Ohio Baptist Convention for near- 
ly 10 years, retiring in 1940. He is 
survived by his wife, the former 
Mabel Efifie Batten, Institute '97; a 
son, Lt. Holland N. Dutton, '26, now 
a Navy chaplain; a daughter, Caryl, 
'27, now Mrs. Kenneth W. Slifc-r; 
and five grandchildren. 

The Reverend George W. Chess- 
man died July 29, 1944. He was pas- 
tor of -the First Baptist Church, Peoria, 
III., for seventeen years and had served 
as pastor of the Westbrae Baptist 
Church of Berkeley, Calif., for the 
past four years. While at Bucknell, 
he was for three years on the first 
basketball team and while at the Uni- 
versity of Chicago, with the great 
Alonzo Stagg as coach, he played on 
the team that won the Big Ten Cham- 
pionship in 1906. Reverend Chess- 
man was noted for his pulpit ministry, 
for the evangelistic results of his pas- 
torates and for his hold upon men 
and youth in all the churches he ever 
served. His wife, a son and a daugh- 
ter survive. 

Howard J. Hann, 47, died early in 
September, 1944, after a lingering ill- 
ness. He was an engineer for the 
Pennsylvania Power and Light Co. for 
many years until in 1943 he became 
chief engineer of the power division 
for the U. S. Rubber Co. at Allen- 
wood. He was a member of the 
Masonic fraternity, the Methodist 
church, American Legion and Phi 
Gamma Delta fraternity. Surviving 
are his wife, his mother, two brothers 
and three sisters. 

Robert Markowitz of Brooklyn, 
N. Y.. died August 4, 1944. 


jutuie ouclzHeliians 

Uovon ike Ciidi 


A daughter, Nancy Janice, was born 
September 29, 1944, to Lt. and Mrs. 
Earl Grimm (nee Dorothy Griffith), 
who hve at Fort Sill, Okla. Mrs. 
Grimm is a daughter of Dr. B. W. 
Griffith, '99, of \he Bucknell faculty. 


A third son was born to Mr. and 
Mrs. William J. Bosche November 1, 
1944. Their address is 4800 Jones- 
town Rd., Harrisburg. 

Mr. and Mrs. Myles J. Sweeney 
(nee Clara Fortner) are the parents 
of a son, Paul John, born August 5, 
1944, at Port Allegany. 


Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gilmour 
(nee Elizabeth Dill) are parents of a 
son, Joseph E. Gilmour, Jr., born in 
June, 1944. Mr. Gilmour was gradu- 
ated in 1930. They also have a 
daughter, Nancy, and reside at 928 
Edmonds Ave., Drexel Hill. 


Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hunt (nee 
Margaret Noll) are parents of a sec- 
ond child, Carolyn Margaret, born 
April 19, 1944. The Hunts live at 
48 Woodcrest Ave., Millburn, N. J. 


Fred A. Bufanio, Jr., arrived Sep- 
tember 20, 1944. He is the second 
child of Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Bu- 
fanio; their daughter, Elaine, was 
born in July, 1942. They reside at 
193 North 15th St. ,BloomfieId, N. J. 

Capt. and Mrs. John R. Thompson 
(nee Louise V. Windsor) are the 
parents of a daughter born October 
22, 1944. The father was graduated 
in 1935. Their address is 2613 Hofifer 
St., Harrisburg. 


A son, Arthur Joseph, was born 
September 25, 1944, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Joseph Sbedico, who are living at 
Franklin, N. Y. 


Lt. and Mrs. Lemar Mills (nee 
Ruth Brown), who reside at 41 Bay- 
view Ave., New Rochelle, N. Y,, are 
the parents of a daughter, Carol Lee, 
born August 26, 1944. Lt. Mills was 
graduated with the Class of '40. 

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A daughter, Carol Ann, was born 
October 17, 1944, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Ralph Livengood (nee Jean Hech- 
ler), who are living at Hillside Ter- 
race, Montvale, N. J. 

Mr. and Mrs. Clovis S. Sleeth (nee 
Eleanor Lindell) are the parents of a 
daughter, Caroline Eleanor, born June 
22, 1944. They now reside at 253 
Rider Ave., Syracuse 4, N. Y. 


Arthur J. Peck, III 

A son, Arthur Joel, III, was born 
to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Peck, Jr., in 
May, 1944. Mr. and Mrs. Peck (nee 
Margaret Hodges) reside at 223 
Genesee St., Montour Falls, N. Y. 

Richard A. Mathieson, Jr. 

A son, Richard A., Jr., was born 
May 31, 1944, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Richard A. Mathieson (nee Patricia 
Salmon) of Fort Wayne, Ind. Mr. 
Mathieson was graduated in 1941. 

Lt. and Mrs. Peter Tras, Jr., are 
the parents of a son, Peter, III, born 
September 2, 1944. Lt. Tras is sta- 
tioned with the Third Air Force Re- 
placement Depot, Columbia, S. C. 


Thomas F. ("Si") Morgan, Jr., 

and Edith Somers were united in mar- 
riage September 11, 1944, at the Little 
Church Around the Corner in New 
York City. 


Eleanor S. Dodd and Kenneth S. 

Dunkerly, '32, were married October 
4, 1944, in the First Presbyterian 
Church, Bloomfield, N. J. 


John Gallagher took as his bride 
Bernice Edgerly of Newmarket, Mass., 
January 27, 1944, in St. Cecilia's 
Parish, Boston, Mass. 


Anne E. Weatherly became Mrs. 
Warren E. Hitchner June 17, 1944. 
At present she is treasurer of Samuel 
H. Weatherly Co. of Woodstown, 


Betty Tomlinson and John L. 
Houghton were married November 7, 
1942. They are residing at 217 Wash- 
ington St., Marblehead, Mass. 

Lt. Dorothy Holota, WAC, was 
married to Capt. Howard E. Arney, 
AUS, June 24, 1944, at the Base 
Chapel, Hamilton Field, Calif. 


Maxine L. Askey became the bride 
of Dr. Edward C. Wolston September 
28, 1944. 


On September 4, 1943, Catherine 
A. Ashman was married to Sumner 
W. Reid of York. 

M. Permilla Miller was married 
October 2, 1944, in Boston to Ens. 
Fredman J. Walcott, Jr., of New York 
City. Mrs. Walcott is a mathematician 
in the Servomechanisms Research Lab- 
oratory at the Massachusetts Institute 
of Technology. 

'Vincent H. Nork was married in 
May, 1943, to Christine Doyle of 
Boston, Mass. Ens. Nork has been in 
the Navy since May, 1942. 

Doris Loos and Gerald F. Selinger 
were united in marriage June 16, 1944, 
at the Gideon Egner Memorial Chapel 
on the campus of Muhlenberg College, 

Wliat ouckneluans Cl^e 

Pfc. Robert D. Minium was re- 
cently married lo Patty Kurtz of Mif- 
llinhirr^'. Pfc. Minium is stationed at 
Kcllo^y^i; rield, Mich. 


Barbara Weld became llic bride of 
Lt. William Maguirc, USNR, Febru- 
ary 5, 19'i4, in the ciiapel of the Im- 
manuel Congregational Church, Hart- 
ford, Conn. 


Audrey V. Leipsig and Lt. Victor 
Miller, '41, were married on Septem- 
ber 26, 1944, in the chambers of Su- 
preme Court Justice Ferdinand Pecora 
in New York City. 

Jane L. Shounder became the bride 
of Lt. David J. Hickcy in a ceremony 
performed July n, 1944, in the 301st 
Infantry Regimental Chapel at Camp 
McCain, Miss. 


The marriage of Uvenia E. Galla- 
gher to Lt. Paul V. McConnell was 
solemnized July 20, 1944, with a 
nuptial mass in St. George's Roman 
Catholic Church, Midland, Texas. 

Earl E. Benton, Jr., '40, took as his 
bride Norene Bond on June 3, 1944, 
at Metuchen, N. J. 

LI:. William T. Bell was married to 
Jean Ungard of Williamsport April 
1, 1944, in St. Michael's Lutheran 
Church, Fort Meyers, Fla. 

Elizabeth J. Lee and Marlin L. 
Sheridan, S 1/c, were united in mar- 
riage September 28, 1944, in the 
United Brethren Church, Windber. 


Peggy E. Naumann became the 
bride of John R. Whitelock, USNR, 
October 25, 1944, in Pittsburgh. 

Lt. (jg) John H. Speer, III, NAC, 
and Joycelen M. Carter, USNR, of 
Jacksonville, Fla., were united in mar- 
riage July 4, 1944, in the U. S. N. 
Chapel at Corpus Christi, Texas. 

Jane Weber and Joseph Culbertson 
were married October 28, 1944, in 
Pittsburgh. He was graduated in the 
Class ot" 1943. 


John Paul Little, '43, took as his 
bride Mary E. Griffiths July 1, 1944. 
They are residing at Montoursville. 


Mrs. Nanna Wilson Stephens, In- 
stitute '87, who recently celebrated 
her 84th birthday, is making her home 
with her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Stephens Rounder, Class of '18, at 
664 State St., Portsmouth, N. H. 

The Reverend Daniel E. Lewis, 

pastor of the Merrick Baptist Church 
since October, 1935, has accepted a 
call to serve as resident pastor of the 
Baptist Home for the Aged, Henry 
Hudson Parkway and 235th St., New 
York City. 

Philadelphia's first set of quad- 
ruplets, born to the Cirminellos early 
in November at the Lying-in Hos- 
pital, are having their health and fame 
guarded by a former Bucknellian, 
Dr. Ralph Maguire Tyson. Dr. 
Tyson is a well-known Philadelphia 
pediatrician and has served on the 
board of directors of the Philadelphia 
Pediatric Society, of which he is past 
president. He was also professor of 
pediatrics at Temple School of Medi- 
cine for five years. He attended Buck- 
nell in 1910 and received his M.D. at 
Jefferson Medical School in 1915. 

Cyrus B. Follmer, native of Mil- 
ton, who was American vice-consul at 
Berlin when World War II broke out 
and was interned at Bad Nauheim, has 
been assigned as a member of the 
American Commission to Liberated 
France. He expects to be stationed 
in Paris, where he will help carry on 
the functions of the former American 
Embassy, looking after American citi- 
zens and soldiers who need assistance. 


Mrs. Carl Gamber (nee Jennie M. 
E. Collins) has moved from Sunbury 
to 714 Fourth Ave., Altoona. 

Samuel V. Tench, Jr., 215 E. Web- 
ster Ave,, Roselle Park, N. J., is chief 
engineer of the Expanded Metal En- 
gineering Co. of New York City. 

Dr. Helen Breese Weidman is head 
of the History Department at Dickin- 
son Seminary, Williamsport. She pre- 
viously taught at the Green Mountain 
Junior College, Vt. 




• • 

Mrs. John H. White (nee Virginia 
Scully) is cost accountant for the 
Kaiser Co., Inc. She resides at 4175 
Eighth St., Apt. 2, Riverside, Calif. 


The Reverend Frank E. Johnston, 
director, church school administration, 
resides at 5408 Howland St., Phila- 
delphia 24. 

Harry H. Pierson spoke to the Eng- 
lish Group of the Wisconsin Teach- 
ers' Convention in Milwaukee, No- 
vember 2, on the subject, "English Is 
Also a Foreign Language." 


Mrs. Watson Janney (nee Augusta 
L. Cooper) teaches languages in the 
high school at Lambertville, N. J. 

Robert S. Ingols has joined the 
staff of the University of Michigan as 
instructor in public health engineering 
in the School of Public Health. His 
address is Pittsfield Village, Ann 
Arbor, Mich. Among his students are 
some of the civil engineers of the 
English Language Institute mentioned 
in "the September Alumnus. 

Madeline Waldherr DiGiorgio is 
assistant to the director of public re- 
lations at the Pennington School, Pen- 
nington, N. J. 


George H. Heinisch, Jr., sales en- 
gineer for Flexrock Co., Philadelphia, 
may be addressed at Beths Ave., P. O. 
Box 424, Foresh-ille, Conn. 


Mrs. George J. Vetter (nee Nina 
C. Lambert) lives at 223 Frederick 
St., Johnstown. She is doing Red 
Cross work while Capt. Vetter, '33, is 


Emil Mesics has been director of 
training at the Radio Corporation of 
America, Victor Division, Harrison, 
N. J., since January, 1943. Before ac- 
cepting this position, he was for sev- 
eral years principal of the high school 
at West Pittston. 


Ernest S. Cramer has joined the 
faculty of Bucknell University and re- 
(Conthmed on page 25.) 



The Bucknell Alumnus is published in March, June, Septem- 
ber and December by Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa. 

Officers of the Association 

W, C. LOWTHER, '14, Prejideni ...288 Walton Ave., South Orange N. J. 
EMMA E. DILLON, '15, Firll Vice-President 

609 Broad St. Bank Bldg., Trenton, N. J. 

WILLIAM J. IRVIN, '22, Second Vice-President 

.202 HiUcrest Ave., Trenton, N. J. 

DAYTON L. RANCK, 'Ifi, Treasurer 35 Market St., Lewisburg 

FRANK G. DAVIS, '11, Acting Secretary and Editor Lewisburg 

Board of Directors 

W. C. LOWTHER, '14 288 Walton Ave., South Orange, N. J, 

EMMA E. DILLON, '15 609 Broad St. Bank Bldg., Trenton, N. J 

WILLIAM J. IRVIN, '22 202 Hillcrest Ave., Trenton, N. J 

E. A. SNYDER, '11 431 Clark St., South Orange, N. J 

CLYDE P. BAILEY, '29 206 Beech St., Edgewood. Pa 

MILLER A. JOHNSON, '20 1425 West Market St., Lewisburg 

O. V. W. HAWKINS, '13 Flower Hill, Plandome, N. Y. 

ARNAUD C. MARTS 521 Fifth Ave., New York City 

efiflflUD IfilS, LfflDffi 

/[^CCASIONALLY a man appears on the horizon 
VV when the atmosphere is becoming increasingly 
foggy and beckons to a bewildered group, saying, 
"Come on. There are great things ahead. All you 
need is a high objective, faith and the will to win." 

So came Arnaud C. Marts in 1935, when the direc- 
tion of Bucknell's future was uncertain. He came 
only as "acting president," reluctantly acceptmg the 
job at the unanimous insistence of the Board of 
Trustees. His work was so constructive and far- 
sighted that there immediately arose a swelling de- 
mand that he accept the presidency. It was only 
after pressure from trustees, faculty, Alumni and 
students that he finally, in the spring of 1938, agreed 
to be called "President Marts." Characteristically, 
however, he refused to have an inauguration cere- 
mony and declined a proffered honorary degree from 
a grateful college. 

Elsewhere in this magazine is a listing of some of 
Bucknell's accomplishments under his leadership, as 
well as a statement on plans for Bucknell's future. 
All Alumni will be comforted by the news that he 
will remain on the Board of Trustees and aid in the 
critical reconstruction period. 

People and the institutions that serve them are the 
only items of real value in life. But institutions must 
have the thrill of dynamic leadership if people are 
to be adequately served. It is mainly because the 
dormant power of a fine faculty and a great tradition 
have been released by such leadership that Bucknell 
stands today high in the favor of the American peo- 
ple, ready to assist in keeping America where she 
belongs in this seething world order. 

Thanks, Captain Marts, for such leadership. 
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Dear Bucknellians: 

Wherever you are, on the home front or on the 
far-flung battlefields throughout the world, your 
Alumni Association sends best Christmas greetings 
and a wish for peace in 1945. 

I have received excellent reports from several of 
our Alumni clubs, and they are doing a magnificent 
job under trying conditions. They hold occasional 
meetings and keep the old Bucknell spirit alive, 
which results in sending hundreds of fine students to 
"The Hill." 

The Bison Club is very active and has held a num- 
ber of small but spirited meetings, and more are 
scheduled for the winter months in various cities. 
They keep in close touch with the athletic activities 
and are busy formulating plans for some big meet- 
ings and a "bigger and better" athletic program after 
the war. If you are not a member of the Bison Club, 
why not join up at once and be a part of the new pro- 
gram. Just ask any member for an application blank, 
or write to the Alumni Ofliice and we will take care 
of it for you. 

I continue to hear from boys all over the world 
and they all speak of meeting other Bucknellians in 
the service in the most out-of-the-way places you can 

Once more I wish you all a very Merry Christmas 
and a Peaceful New Year. 

Sincerely yours, 

W. C. LoWTHER, '14, 
President, General Alumni Association. 

BLUfiifii mm conmins 

C^«='HE following are members of the committee 
\S) recently appointed by the president of the 
General Alumni Association on nominations for 
Alumni trustee for the five-year term beginning June, 
1945: F. G. Ballentine, '99, Lewisburg, chairman; 
Jack Conway, '16, New York; Clyde Bailey, '29, 
Pittsburgh; Emma Dillon, '15, Trenton; and James 
Tyson, '11, Philadelphia. 

The committee invites Alumni to send in susses- 
tions of desirable nominees. After canvassins the 
situation thoroughly, it will submit two names on 
which members of the General Alumni Association 
will be asked to vote. 

fiaiGious Lift flssociflifs DunBfiRioii oeiis proposals 

/^RELIMINARY discussion of foLir important 
^_/ projects, details of wiiicii will be forthcoming in 
later issues of the Alumnus, was undertaken No- 
vember 11 at a meetint; of l-iucknell's Utiigious Life 
Associates in Lewisburg. 

Kenneth W. Siifer, '26, chairman of the Associ- 
ates, presided at the meeting, which was attended by 
members of the group living in central Pennsylvania. 
Meeting with the Associates for the first time was 
Dr. Gordon Poteat, new pastor of Lewisburg's First 
Baptist Church and lecturer in religion at the Uni- 

Approximately 70 alumni and friends of Bucknell 
belong to the Religious Life Associates. Others in- 
terested in the program of the group are urged to 
communicate with Dr. Charles M. Bond, Lewisburg, 
secretary, :):**** 

/YLUMNI attention is called to the address by 
_y± Dr. John W. Nason, president of Swarth- 

more f^jllege, at a recent Bucknell chape! service. 
He urged whcjlehearted supptjrt for the proposals for 
world peace. 

"Perfectionism, apathy and ignorance" are the 
three chief obstacles to the wcjrking out of an effec- 
tive collective security system, Dr. Nason declared. 
"Dumbarton Oaks has flaws, but it is now the offi- 
cial formula for post-war organization agreed upon 
by the allied nations. We have our choice between 
Dumbarton Oaks and international anarchy." 

If every college alumnus in these United States 
were to use his influence to bring about the adoption 
of the Dumbarton Oaks proposals, perhaps our boys 
now in their cribs would have more assurance of 
longevity. ***** 

What Bucknellians Are Doing 

(Cniiliiuied from page 21.) 
sides at 127 North Third St., Lewis- 
burg. He is in the Chemical Engi- 
neering Department. 


Dr. Paul W. Hughes is resident 
surgeon at the Holy Family Hospital, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Dr. Donald E. Former received his 
M.D. degree September 14, 1944. He 
is serving his interneship at the Jack- 
son Memorial Hospital, Miami, Fla. 


Miles M. Kostenbauder is teaching 
mechanical drawing in the Allentown 
public schools. He is living at 6l4 
North 24th St., Allentown. 

Mr. and Mrs. William F. Hassel- 
berger (nee Jean P. Steele) are liv- 
ing at 14 Lowe Ave., Fairlawn, N. J. 
Mr. Hasselberger, who was graduated 

in 1942, is employed by the Wright 
Aeronautical Corp., Paterson, N. J. 


Mrs. Neihl J. Williamson (nee 
Mary E. McGowan) is residing at 
170 Kendall Ave., Jersey Shore. 

Daniel R. Davies is a candidate for 
the Ph.D. degree at Teachers College, 
Columbia University. Along with his 
University program, he is part-time 
assistant superintendent of schools at 
BriarclitT Manor in Westchester 


Carolyn Faust is studying for a 
Ph.D. degree in bacteriology at Cor- 
nell University, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Clifford M. Snowman is floorman 
for the New Departure Div. General 
Motors Corp., Meriden, Conn. He re- 
sides at 231 Bristol St., Southington, 

James Diffenderfer has moved 
from Columbia to 721 Chestnut St., 
Conshocton, O. He is employed by 
the Pennsylvania Railroad. 

New Faculty Appointments 

(Continued from page 11. J 
of Music from Oberlin College, where 
he taught for one semester. He has 
taught music at Western Reserve Uni- 
versity. Well known as an organist, 
Mr. Hansen is also a talented pianist 
and has given numerous concerts. 


Successful Football Season 
(Continued from page 14.) 
Flash: Final football scores: 
Bucknell. 27; Villanova, 6. 
Bucknell, 6; Franklin and Mar- 
shall. 0. 


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^^e fiidJchMeU HUi41u14^ 

Letter from the Presiderit 

Dear Bucknellians: 

In my last message to you I said 
that the Board o£ Trustees would prob- 
ably elect my successor at their meeting 
on December 16. They did so, and on 
December 19 I had the great pleasure of 
taking President-Elect Spencer to the 
campus and of presenting him to the 
faculty and students at the annual Christ- 
mas party of the Women's Student Gov- 
ernment Association. 

Dr. Spencer is a man of whom you 
will all be proud as Bucknell's president. 
It would seem that, had Bucknell set him 
aside 25 years or so ago as our future 
president, we could hardly have devised 
a better training and experience for our 
president than has been his. He is a 
graduate of Carnegie Institute of Tech- 
nology, an engineer; he was dean of the 
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and 
while serving in this capacity was chosen 
as president of Pennsylvania College for Women, where he has been for the past 10 
years. So Bucknell, which is a liberal arts co-educational college with strong engineering 
departments, is most fortunate to have as our new president an educator with a range 
of interests and experiences which coincides with that of Bucknell's own program. 

President-Elect Spencer will be inaugurated on Commencement Day, June 23, 1945, 
in dignified ceremonies which are now being planned by a Faculty Committee. Mean- 
while, I am doing everything of which I am capable to turn over to Dr. Spencer on that 
date a college which will be fully up to the best Bucknell tradition; and after that date 
I shall continue to give to him and to Bucknell my very best efforts as a member of 
the Board. ■ 

Bucknell's great days lie just ahead. Let us all do all we can to make this prophecy 
a rousing reality. 

With kindest personal regards — especially to you Bucknellians "out yonder" in the 
war. God Bless You all and bring you back to a happy reunion on "The Hill." 

Sincerely yours. 




V(ii„ XXIX, ■\l( 

Spencer, President-Elect 


Qj_r ERHllRT L. SPENCER, president of the 
y^jV Pennsylvania College for Women, will be- 
come Bucknell's leader on July 1, 1945. He was 
unanimously elected to the position on December 16 
when the Bucknell trus- 
tees met in Philadel- 
phia. The announce- 
ment was not made 
until the following 
Tuesday, just before 
he and Mrs. Spencer 
came to Lewisburg to 
attend the Women's 
College Christmas din- 
ner and the huge recep- 
tion that followed. Here 
he met members of the 
Bucknell faculty and 
many of the students. 
He had previously vis- 
ited the campus and 
spent a day looking 
over the plant. 

In introducing Dr. 
Spencer, President 
Marts said, "The facul- 
ty, students and alumni 
will soon come to know 
President Spencer, for 
he is a friendly man, 
and, knowing him, will 
respect, admire and fol- 
low him. His experi- 
ence, training, ability, achievements, personality and 
character make him the ideal leader for a co-educa- 
tional, privately endowed Christian college of the 
arts and sciences. 

"I look forward with enthusiasm and confidence 
to Bucknell's great days of progress, of achieve- 
ment, of service to our country and humanity. 
When I shall hand the seal over to President Spen- 
cer next June, it will be with great trust in him 

and with great assurance for Bucknell's future." 
Dr. Spencer's accomplishments up to this time 
would seem to justify Captain Marts' confidence in 
him. He is a graduate of Carnegie Institute of Tech- 
nology with a degree in 
mechanical engineering. 
He has the M.A. and 
Ph.D. degrees from the 
University of Pitts- 
burgh. He was a teach- 
er and counselor as well 
as assistant principal in 
a Pittsburgh high 
school, later becoming 
assistant director and 
then director of the 
Frick Training School, 
an institution sponsored 
jointly by the Pitts- 
burgh Public Schools 
and the University of 
Pittsburgh. In 1933 he 
was chosen Dean of the 
College of Arts and Sci- 
ences of the University 
of Pittsburgh and a year 
later president of the 
Pennsylvania College 
for Women. When he 
left the University of 
Pittsburgh to accept his 
new position. Chancel- 
lor Bowman said of 
him, "The Pennsylvania College for Women has 
chosen a good man. I am confident of his success. 
. . . He is an undiscourageable sort of man, quick 
in decision and generally right." 

Evidently the choice was a good one, for VC^ 
has had the best decade of its history under his lead- 
ership. The Anniversary Issue of the Arrow. PCW 
journal, said on October 21, 1944: ". . . The cam- 
pus has doubled in size and value, the number of 


Published in March, June, September and December by 


Entered as second-class matter December 30, 1930 at the post office 'at Lewisburg, Pa., under the Act of August 24, 1912 

resident students has increased to the extent that it 
has been necessary to provide living quarters for 
them in Andrew Mellon and Fickes Halls, and even 
to put some of them in the rooms usually reserved 
for practice rooms in the Art Center. The curriculum 
has been revised into a lower and an upper division 
with opportunity for choosing courses from groups 
of related subjects. Departments of Family Living, 
Nursing Education, Primary-Kindergarten Education 
and Secretarial Training have been added to the cur- 
riculum, and the degree of bachelor of science as 
well as of bachelor of arts has been given." 

The editor of the PCW News Letter for December 
learned at the last minute that the president was 
leaving and stripped the back outside cover to say 
of him: 

"Dr. Spencer has been active in civic afifairs and 
served on numerous educational committees. During 
the present war, he has acted as co-ordinator in West- 
ern Pennsylvania for the Engineering, Science, Man- 
agement War Training Program of the United States 
Office of Education. 

"He is a member of the Regional War Labor Board ; 
he is a member of the Blood Donor Service Com- 
mittee of the Pittsburgh Chapter, American Red Cross. 
He acted as an educational expert for the United 
States Army's A.S.T.P., and he was appointed to the 
Fourth Naval District Navy Manpower Service Com- 
mittee of the United States Navy. He is chairman of 
the Pittsburgh Educational Committee of the National 
Committee on Co-operation with Education. 

"Dr. Spencer is also president of the Pittsburgh 
Child Guidance Clinic, Inc., and of the Pittsburgh 
Personnel Association. He is a director of the Metro- 
politan Y.M.C.A., the Federation of Social Agencies, 
the Frick Educational Commission, the Pittsburgh 
Academy of Science and Art, and is chairman of the 
Exceptionally Able Youths Committee of the Civic 
Club of Allegheny County and a member of the board 
of trustees of the Kiskiminetas Springs School. 

"Dr. Spencer is also a member of the Pennsylvania 
Society of New York; Delta Tau Delta, national so- 
cial fraternity; Phi Delta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi, 
national professional fraternities; Omicron Delta 
Kappa, national honorary leadership fraternity; Scab- 
bard and Blade; Fort Pitt Rifle Association; the 
Masonic Order and Rotary Club." 

To the aforementioned activities should be added 
these: chairman since 1941 of the College and Uni- 
versity Section of the Pittsburgh Defense Council 
and of the Educational Division, National Industrial 
Information Committee, Pittsburgh Chapter; mem- 
ber of Iota Lambda Sigma, Phi Sigma Pi, Polygon 
Club, State Education Association and the N.E.A., 
Board of Directors of Pennsylvania School for the 
Blind; and honorary member of The Authors' Club 
of Pittsburgh. 

Dr. Spencer in the past has been vice-president of 
the General Health Council of Pittsburgh and Alle- 
gheny County; secretary of the Western Branch of 


the Pennsylvania State iVIental Hygiene Committee; 
chairman of the iVIental Hygiene Survey Committee 
of Pittsburgh, of the Committee on Training of the 
Federation of Social Agencies, and of the National 
Camp Council of Western Pennsylvania; and mem- 
ber of the Pittsburgh Community Forum and of the 
National Committee on Mental Hygiene. 

He is a skilled photographer and has done photo- 
graphic work both here and abroad. He claims to 
be a "very amateur archaeologist," plays a "rotten" 
game of golf but is better satisfied with his success 
at rifle or pistol shooting. He has a large farm some 
distance east of Pittsburgh, where he raises prize 
pedigreed Hampshire hogs, potatoes and cattle. Mrs. 
Spencer reminds us here that daughter Nancy, who 
will probably go to Pennsylvania State College to 
study agriculture this fall, does most of the work 
on the farm. Nancy is 17, and her sister, Sally, who 
is finishing the eighth grade this spring, is 13. 

Dr. and Mrs. Spencer were married while in col- 
lege and were graduated in the same class. Mrs. 
Spencer is a member of Mortar Board, an honorary 
member of Delta Delta Delta and is prominent in 
social and welfare activities in Pittsburgh. She has 
given freely of her time in war work and is active in 
the Red Cross and Y.W.C.A. 

The new president-elect has had a number of meet- 
ings with President Marts and members of the Board 
of Trustees in which he has been getting acquainted 
with college affairs and planning for the Bucknell 
of tomorrow. 

(^AMES H. HAND, JR., '26, and his wife, the 
qJ former Edna Mae Watson, '27, have a 14-year- 
old daughter. Patsy, who after three months of train- 
ing in archery entered last summer the Illinois State 
Junior Championship Tournament and finished on 
top. Her technique and skill lead experts to predict 
that she will go even higher in this type of compe- 

Mr. Hand is associated with the E. I. du Pont de 
Nemours Company. There are two other children 
in the family — Ross, 11, and Pete, 6. They live at 
779 Hillside Avenue, Glen EUyn, Illinois. 

Q^rNILLIAM H. GATEHOUSE, '10, retired from 
\SU his position in the accounting office of the 
B. & O. Railroad in 1942 after 26 years' service. 
Taken out of school at the age of 13 to dig coal, he 
worked his way through preparatory school and col- 
lege under adverse circumstances. He recently suf- 
fered the loss of his wife, the former Nellie A. Reed 
of Lewisburg, whom he married just before entering 
college in 1906. 

Dr. Charles E. Bunnell 

/''T)UCKNELL has put her stamp on Ahiska 
JZJ through an alumnus who will in a few months 
have spent 45 years of his life helping to improve 
the morals and intelligence of her people. Refer- 
ence here is made to Charles E. Bunnell, '00, who 
went to the Territory upon his graduation and took 
a position which had just been vacated by Robert 
Slifer, '98. The job was that of teaching in a Baptist 
mission school on Wood Island near Kodiak Island 
and was under the direction of Curtis P. Coe, father 
of Mrs. Lulu Coe Stolz, present acting dean of 

After two years there he went to Valdez as prin- 
cipal of the public schools and five years later entered 
the practice of law in this little frontier Alaskan mu- 
nicipality. His life here was not a prosy one, for 
Bunnell was an aggressive young man who liked to 
see things done right. He had a large part in out- 
lawing gambling and dance halls, which were typical 
of the frontier village of those days. More than once 
his life was in danger and he traveled armed, but he 
stayed by his guns and Alaska is a better place in 

After seven years as a lawyer, he ran for Delegate 
to Congress on the Democratic ticket. He w'as de- 
feated but was appointed judge of the Fourth Judi- 
cial Alaska Division and held that position for seven 
years, resigning to become president of the newly- 
created Alaska Agricultural College and School of 
Mines. The institution, which represents some of the 
dreams of this creative individual, became in 1935 

the University of Alaska. At a celebration of the 
twentieth anniversary of the founding of the college, 
in late 19'11, a radio broadcast from I'airbanks said 
in part: 

"During' ilic twenty years of the institution it has 
enjoyed a steady academic /growth. In addition, it has 
made valuable contributions in the field of scientific 
research. Most oulslandin;^ perhaps arc the archaeo- 
logical contribLitions made by the Museum Department, 
which have attracted world-wide recoji;nition. Aurora 
research, imder the direction of the Department of 
Physics collalx)ratin^ with the Rockefeller Institution; 
ionosphere and radio research under the direction of 
the Carnegie Institution of Washington, and history 
and palaeontological research are major activities. 

"Of particular significance to the growth of the ter- 
ritory are extension courses in mining and extension 
work in agriculture and home economics. 

"Noteworthy, too, is the recognition of the Univer- 
sity by the Northwest Association for Professional 
Development, which accredits the School of Mines 
and the Civil Engineering Department and graduates 
among the major engineering societies of the United 
States and Canada." 

Bunnell came to Bucknell in 1896 from Montrose, 
Pennsylvania, and played football as quarterback 
when Christy Mathewson held the fullback position. 
He says of Mathewson, "He was a great man and 
my association with him has always been for me a 
sustaining factor in the work I have had to do." He 
won the freshman declamation prize, was graduated 
smnma cum laude and received the Chaplain Kane 
prize, a $100 gold watch for the best Commence- 
ment oration. 

In 1901 he returned to "the States" and married 
Mary Anna Kline of 'Winfield, a classmate. Thev 
have one daughter, Jean, who is a graduate of Leland 
Stanford and has had extended training at the Uni- 
versity of Grenoble in France. She worked for some 
time as a translator in the moving picture industry 
and is now an officer in the WAVES. 

Charles Bunnell has not visited his home state 
very frequently during the past 45 years. He received 
the M.A. degree in 1902 and came to Lewisburg 
again in 1925 to accept the degree of LL.D. from his 
Alma Mater. Of this he says, "I think that was one 
of the proudest days of my life; my Alma Mater 
had honored me with the best at her command." 

Whatever developments may be ahead for Alaska, 
her future will bear the stamp of Bucknell through 
her University president. 


RS. DOROTHY YOUNG, assistant dean of 
women at Bucknell. spoke to a combined 
meeting of the American Association of University" 
Women and the American Association of University 
Professors on the evening of February 12 on the 
subject, "Federal Educational Legislation." 



(f>=2HE annual Christmas party of the Pittsburgh 
is) Alumni Club this year was a celebration in 
honor of Bucknell's president-elect, Dr. Herbert L. 
Spencer. President Evan W. Ross, '22, was in charge. 
After business affairs had been disposed of, he turned 
the meeting over to Roy Bostwick, '05, president of 
the Bucknell Board of Trustees. Dr. Bostwick asked 
the many prominent guests to rise and be introduced 
but asked for speeches from only a few persons who 
were in some way closely connected with Dr. Spen- 
cer's life and service in Pittsburgh. 

Dr. Robert E. Doherty, president of Carnegie In- 
stitute of Technology, Dr. Spencer's first alma mater; 
Dr. John G. Bowman, chancellor of the University 
of Pittsburgh, which institution conferred on him the 
Ph.D. degree, and of which he was dean of the Col- 
lege of Liberal Arts for a short time before going to 
his present position; and Dr. Henry H. Hill, super- 
intendent of the Pittsburgh Public Schools, with 
which he had been connected as director of the Prick 
Training School, all spoke enthusiastically of his 
work and influence in Pittsburgh. Dr. Bowman, a 
very dignified and scholarly gentleman, turned to 
Dr. Spencer and said, "Herbert, you have a million- 
dollar personality." 

Other special guests were George A. Blackmore, 
president of the Westinghouse Airbrake Company; 
John M. Hopwood, business leader and Bucknell 
trustee; Dr. Hugh Thompson Kerr, pastor of the 
Shadyside Presbyterian Church, of which Dr. Spencer 
is a member; Andrew R. Mathieson, '20, of the 
United States Steel Corporation, recently elected 
Bucknell trustee; William B. McFall, president of 
the Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce; John T. Shir- 
ley, 'x09, general agent. New England Mutual Life 
Insurance Company and Bucknell trustee; Dr. Rob- 
ert M. Steele, '08, president of the California State 
Teachers College; Alexander Zehner, city editor of 
the Pittsburgh Sun Telegraph; George H. Jones, '23, 
of the U. S. Navy; Irvin A. Timlin, '10, principal of 
Overbrook Junior High School; and Dr. Coit R. 
Hoechst, '07, director of the extension program of 
the Pittsburgh Public Schools. 

Dr. Bostwick was in rare form and the speeches, 
all of which were very short and to the point, were 
enjoyed by the group. 

Dr. Hoechst introduced Dr. Spencer with the state- 
ment that the latter had, among many others, two 
outstanding characteristics: intellectual honesty and 
a liking for people. Dr. Hoechst and Dr. Spencer 
have been close friends for many years. 


Nelson F. Davis, '95 

(The following poem by the late Bucknell biology professor 

knoivn to thousands of Alumni luas submitted 

by his widow, Jessie Palmer Davis.) 

Take me out to Old Gap forests 

In the notch between the mountains 

Close beside the running water. 

Let me listen to its murmur 

As it splashes o'er the rock bed. 

Let me see the brook trout hiding 

Underneath the stones and mosses, 

Waiting for the bugs I toss them 

As I walk beneath the hemlocks 

In the quiet of the morning. 

Let me hear the blue jays calling 

Warning all the birds and mammals 

To be careful lest they tell me 

Where their homes are, and their young ones. 

But they know and do not fear me 

For I bring them food and shelter. 

Let me walk the trail to Bear Gap 

O'er the top of Old Spring Mountain, 

Where the deer are always feeding 

Where they wave their white tails at me, 

Saying that they fear my rifle 

(Which I never carry with me) . 

Where the ruffed grouse seek the shelter 

Of the pine and rhododendron 

Build their nests and rear their young ones, 

Lead them to the brook for water. 

Teach them when to hide from danger, 

When to fly like little whirlwinds. 

Leaving all their foes behind them. 

* * 

* * 

Mrs. Helen Tiffany Blakemore's oldest son, Cap- 
tain Alfred C. Shaplin, was killed in action in Ger- 
many on November 18, 1944. 

The president-elect, in a rather tough spot, for he 
has hosts of friends in Pittsburgh, told of his pleasure 
at associating with the many fine people of Pitts- 
burgh and of his regret at leaving them. However, 
he hailed the Bucknell presidency as an unusual op- 
portunity for service and told of his reception on his 
recent visit to the campus and his enthusiasm over 
the prospect of assuming the leadership of such a 
fine institution. 

John Shirley reported briefly on plans for the Hun- 
dredth Birthday celebration and the meeting came to 
an end with many expressions of good will and con- 
gratulations to Bucknell on her prospects for a suc- 
cessful future. 


/(^Nll of tlic best meetings in the liistory of the 
V f liison C;iub was the banquet held at tlie Uni- 
versity Club in Philadelphia on the evening of De- 
cember 15. William J. Irvin, '22, chairman of the 
arrangements committee which had engineered the 
alfair, was in charge of the meeting. He thanked 
his committee for its co-operation and then explained 
that the purpose of the meeting was to create inter- 
est in and support for Bucknell's athletic program. 
He then called for talks by Roy G. Bostwick, '05, 
president of Bucknell's trustees; Joseph W. Hender- 
son, '08; W. C. Lowther, '14; Thomas J. Mangan, 
'21; Andrew R. Mathieson, '20; Benjamin W. 
Griffith, '99, graduate manager; and J. Ellwood 
("Woody") Ludwig, head football coach. 

Following these speeches, he turned the affair over 
to President C. Preston ("Pep") Dawson, '24, who 
conducted the business meeting. John J. Conway, 
'16, membership chairman, reported on the recent 
drive including the results at this meeting, when 18 
new members had joined. Dayton L. Ranck, 'l6, 
treasurer, reported that 160 club members had paid 
their dues for 1943-44. 

A telegram from Rush H. Kress, '00, benefactor 
and former president of the Bison Club, congratu- 
lated the organization and paid high tribute to the 
leadership of Dr. Marts. Miller A. Johnson, '20, 
chairman of a committee on legal status of member- 
ship dues, reported progress. 

President Dawson called on O. V. W. Hawkins, 
'13, for a report on the committee appointed to draw 
up amendments to the by-laws but caught sight of 
President Marts in the rear of the room and in- 
vited him to the speakers' table. Then Mr. Hawkins 
spoke on the inception of the Bison Club in the mind 
of the late Boyd Newcomb, '18. He told of the 
importance of athletics in the college program and 
mentioned the amendments to the by-laws of the 
Bison Club. The by-laws were then read and ap- 

Dr. Marts was introduced and congratulated the 
club on its fine contribution to Bucknell. He men- 
tioned the new president who would be elected the 
following day and bespoke for him the tine loyalty 
which he himself had always received. He regis- 
tered unqualified support of his successor. 

Moving pictures of Bucknell's recent football sea- 
son were shown and discussed by Coach Ludwig. 

Jin Appreciation 

(^iy<- ARNA11I3 (.. MART.S is a truly great man 
JLJ and has done great things for Bucknell, for 
which all the friends (jf Bucknell are deeply grateful. 
He is a patriot of unusual ability and true devotion, 
for whom and whose services the country should be 
thankful. He is a splendid Christian gentleman, 
whose high standard of character and example up- 
lift every situation which has the good fortune to 
enlist his interest and attention. 

We are not unmindful of his personal and phys- 
ical sacrifices in our cause, but we are sorry he has 
found it necessary to retire from executive and 
campus leadership next June. Dr. Marts has our 
admiration and affection. We attest our indebted- 
n^s to him for his splendid service and wish him 
success and Godspeed in his every endeavor. We 
are delighted that he will continue on our Board of 
Trustees and has already accepted the chairmanship 
of the Comimttee oi Bucknell's Centennial Celebra- 

To Mrs. Marts we say thanks for all she has done 
for us and enabled her brilliant husband to do. We 
hope they may have many years of satisfaction and 
happiness as they contemplate the good they do in 
the world. 

We thank Dr. Marts also for his leadership in 
bringing to us next June, as president of Bucknell, 
Dr. Herbert Lincoln Spencer, also an experienced 
administrator and a distinguished educator. 

R. G. Bosrw'iCK, Chairman, 
Board of Trustees, 
Bucknell University. 

■e ison mm, '58 

QV^ISS JOY ADAMS, now attending Bucknell, 
"^ V. has received from her father, Dr. A. G. 
Adams, a letter from which we quote: 

"Mrs. E. O. Stevens, aged 103, is the oldest grad- 
uate of Bucknell, living in Hampton, Va. I wish I 
could visit her for she was at my mother's wedding, 
and her husband assisted in the ceremony at the home 
of another missionary in Rangoon. Burma, where the' 
Stevenses were missionaries. On her first arrival in 
Rangoon, your grandmother had not been warned 
about the ants and left her new high shoes, with but- 
toned cloth tops, under her bed. The next morning 
nothing but the buttons were left. And she was going 

to set married in them I" 


James A. Tyson 

lysofi M£s mmi 

"I pray thee, then, 
Write me as one who loves his fellowmen." 

gan as a salesman in 1915 and was general agent at 
Harrisburg from 1918 to 1925. Then he became gen- 
eral agent in Philadelphia, one of the company's 
largest agencies. In 1929 he became general agent 
of the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America 
for the Eastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey area. 
In 1933 he was called to New York City to reor- 
ganize the company's New York agencies. Starting 
from scratch in 1933, his New York agency led all 
the agencies of the company in 1934. The reorgani- 
zation completed, he returned to Philadelphia in 
1935 to his former agency and was awarded in 1942 
the company's President's Cup for the "Best AU- 
Round Agency Performance." 

Tyson realizes that his work is an educational one 
and has emphasized the training of his men, with 
such success that some 18 of them are scattered 
through the nation in responsible leadership posi- 

He was a leader in college, was graduated summa 
cum laude, and was a Commencement speaker. 

He married Alice Louise Kolb of Montgomery, 
Alabama, and lives at the corner of Greenway Lane 
and Hamilton Road, Merion, Pennsylvania. 

/F WE were to insert the word "serves" instead 
of "loves" and "Alma Mater" for "fellowmen," 
we could well apply that description to James A. 
("Jim") Tyson, '11. If you doubt it, here is some 
proof: He served as Finance Committee which cre- 
ated the Alumni Loyalty Fund and secured Buck- 
nell's first full-time alumni secretary; was president 
of the General Alumni Association for two years; 
chairman of the Harrisburg District for the Stadium 
Campaign, the Philadelphia District Endowment 
Campaign in 1926, the Philadelphia Area 100th 
Birthday Campaign in 1943; president of the Buck- 
nell Fathers' Association; member of Bucknell Place- 
ment Committee; vice-president of the Bison Club; 
and he sent his two sons and one daughter to Buck- 
nell. Closely related to his service to his Alma Mater 
is that to his fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Here 
he was chairman of the Finance Committee which 
raised the money to build their new house, president 
of the S. A. E. alumni for many years, and headed 
the committee that raised funds in 1943 to pay off 
the entire fraternity debt. Certainly few alumni of 
any institution have given as much for its welfare. 

One reason that Jim has been able to do so much 
for Bucknell and his fraternity is that he has been 
unusually successful in business. He taught school 
in "Westfield, N. J., one year and was Central Penn- 
sylvania district manager for the Silver Burdett Pub- 
lishing Company for three years. He entered the life 
insurance business, where he has remained. He be- 


(T\^ R- H. RIVENBURG, '97, for 22 years dean 
JLy of the college and for the past 10 years vice- 
president of the University, will retire on July 1. 
Proper recognition of his long and faithful service 
to Bucknell will be given in the June Alumnus. 

* * 


'AMES of those who have given One Hun- 
dred Dollars or more since the publication of 
the September Alumnus as of February 7, 1945: 

David Forrest Dunkle and Ira S. Dunkle, '13 and '15 

H, Boardman Hopper 

John M. Hopwood 

Carrie Foresman Jones, '16 

Mrs. Edith Phillips Kalp, '01, in memory of her brother, 

Llewellyn Phillips, '92 
Richard Nathan, '39 

James W. and John M. Snyder, '02 and '30 
Craig Waldner, '41 
Charles W. and Sara Mitman Wolfe, '01 and 'XI03 

vfeflns mm lo coLLtGt 

(PVHRY serviceman, his family and iiis friends 
(j) are looking forward to the opportunities that 
will greet him when he returns from the war. Many 
a veteran will want to get himself a job; many an- 
other will look forward to getting into business f(;r 
himself; but every one should realize that he is not 
coming back to the America of 1940. Four years 
of war have brought about changes that might have 
taken decades in peacetime. The returning G. I., 
whether man or woman, will find that training is 
necessary for success. Some will retrain for differ- 
ent jobs because of industrial and business develop- 
ments. Others will come back disabled and will be 
forced to learn new jobs because of these handicaps. 
Many who had started college education and others 
who had only finished secondary school will be look- 
ing to the colleges for training opportunities. 

For all G. I.'s, Uncle Sam has set up programs of 
education or rehabilitation. Only the educational 
provisions are discussed below. 

1. If a veteran served a minimum of 90 days after 
September 16, 1940, and has been discharged under 
conditions other than dishonorable, he is entitled to a 
year of education or training. After that he may 
attend school for a period equal to the amount of 
time he spent in service after his first 90 days, but 
not more than a total of three additional years, that 
is, a maximum of four years. The service period is 
explained by the law as "exclusive of any period he 
was assigned for a course of education or training 
under the Army Specialized Training Program or 
the Navy College Training Program, wliich course 
was a continuation of his civilian course and was 
pursued to completion, or as a cadet or midshipman 
at one of the service academies, or shall have been 
discharged or released from active service by reason 
of an actual service-incurred injury or disability." 

2. Only persons whose education is considered to 
have been interrupted or delayed are eligible for free 
education according to the G. I. Bill of Rights. How- 
ever, anyone under 25 when he entered the service is 
considered to have had his education impeded, de- 
layed or interrupted. 

Every veteran over 25 is eligible to one year of 
refresher or retraining courses. He is eligible to 
educational benefits granted to persons under 25 if 
his education was interrupted by entry into service. 

3. Tuition and related expenses will be furnished 
by the Government up to a maximum of $250 per 
semester. In addition, the veteran will receive for 
living expenses $50 per month if he has no depend- 
ents or $75 per month if he has dependents. 

4. This education or training must be entered into 
not more than two years after the veteran's discharge 

Judge Thomas J. Baldrige 


(^/ Thomas J. Baldrige as president judge of the 
State Superior Court on January 17, the day after 
the death of Judge William H. Keller, who pre- 
viously held the position. 

Judge Baldrige was appointed to the Superior 
Court by Governor John S. Fisher January 28, 1929. 
In the fall of that year he was elected to a full ten- 
year term and then was re-elected in 1939. He re- 
signed as county judge in January, 1927, and served 
as attorney general under Governor Fisher until his 
appointment to the Superior Court. Judge Baldrige 
was formerly president judge of Blair County, being 
twice elected to ten-year terms. He was for fifteen 
years alumni trustee of Bucknell, retiring from that 
position in June, 1943. 

The Alumni Association extends hearty congratu- 
lations to this distinguished jurist. 

:Jc :!: :J: :^ :!: 

QV^ARGARET FIELD, '28, has written of her 

"^ V experiences in the Frontier Nursing Ser\-ice 
in the mountains of Kentucky. She is connected wiii 
a small hospital of 18 beds in a town of 500 people 
— or, rather, the hospital is located a mile awav from 
the town and is connected with it bv an "impossible" 
road. Her address is Hyden, Kentucky. 

or after the close of hostilities and mav not be con- 
tinued more than seven years after hostilities cease. 


ifiiBUTE TO DR mm 

O^HE folk 
iD 1945, ir 
the Pennsylvania College for Women: 

g article appeared January 17, 

"It was a sad day for us last month when Dr. Spen- 
cer announced his decision to resign from PCW in 
order to take up the presidency of Bucknell Univer- 
sity. It was sad because we realized suddenly that we 
were losing an excellent administrator and a very dear 

"In his ten years as president of PCW, Dr. Spencer 
has made an indelible mark in the history of the col- 
lege. Since his coming here in 1933, there have been 
new buildings, an increase in the endowment, a doub- 
ling of the student body, and new directions in the 
curriculum. All this is the work of a careful and far- 
sighted administrator. Dr. Spencer has done his work 
well. We at PCW know that, for the evidences are 
all around us. 

"When we finally grasped the fact that Dr. Spencer 
will have left PCW by the first of July, we realized 
how much we will miss him when he is gone. We 
could list here all the big, general qualities of his char- 
acter that have endeared him to us — like his fairness, 
friendliness, kindness. But we'll be thinking of the 
little things about him — his remembering all our names 
... the wise, informal talks he gives in chapel . . . 
his home runs at every Mountain Day mushball game 
... the way he has of making us at ease in his office 
by showing us the finer points of the two-pound toma- 
toes from his farm ... all these little things we'll 
remember. To put it in modern collegiate vocabulary, 
Dr. Spencer has been the BMOC at PCW ever since 
he came here ten years ago. 

"It was a hard decision for him to make — this go- 
ing on to an entirely new position. It would be much 
easier to stay at PCW — Dr. Spencer has ten years of 
good will and good work behind him. He has in- 
numerable friends here, and has made a deep impres- 
sion in the civic affairs of Pittsburgh. It would be 
much easier to stay here where his roots are. 

"But he has deliberately chosen to start all over 
again in an entirely new place . . . 'his reach is ex- 
ceeding his grasp,' and that is a highly commendable 
thing. A fine university has noted his work at PCW 
and has honored him by the invitation to become its 
head. Dr. Spencer accepted the challenge of new re- 
sponsibilities. It must be a great satisfaction for him 
to move on to a new chapter in his professional life 
with such an excellent record of service behind him. 
"And he can leave with the promise that his work 
at PCW will be continued under another able leader. 
We are sure that the Board of Trustees will use him 
as a model in their selection of the new president. 
They proved ten years ago that they have excellent 

"We must realize that, though Dr. Spencer is leav- 
ing PCW, he will be working still in our interest, for 
our college and Bucknell and Harvard and Vassar 
... all are integral parts in the liberal education 
system. Competent leadership for each institution is 
necessary to uphold the system as a whole. 

"So to Dr. Spencer, we would like to say that we 
have appreciated all you have done for PCW, and 

S. S. Bucknell Victorv 


Cy<^HE Bucknell Victory, new-type victory cargo 
kD ship, was launched at the Kaiser Permanente 
Yard, Richmond, California, Saturday, February 10, 
at midnight. The launching had been set for Febru 
ary 16, but an unexpected spurt in construction per- 
mitted the big ship to go into service six days earlier. 
The Bucknell Victory was christened by Mrs. H. F 
Walker, with Miss Valera Walker acting as maid of 
honor and Miss Mary Sue Gunter as flower bearer. 

Bucknell Alumni present included Lieutenant- 
Commander Howard L. Rosenberger, '18, and his 
daughter, Louise, 'AA; Mrs. Arlin Heydon, Jr., '40, 
the former Evelyn Frantz, daughter of Professor 
Adolf L Frantz; Willard Samuel, 'xl5, and his 
daughter, Jean, 'x42; and Mrs. Charles Reed, '41, 
the former Martha Rice, daughter of Professor John 
W. Rice. 

The Bucknell Victory is 455 feet long and the 
beam is 62 feet, with displacement of 10,800 tons 
and a speed of 15 knots. It was the 593rd ship 
launched by the Permanente Yard and 659th from 
all four Kaiser shipyards in Richmond. It is fourth 
in the new series of victory ships named for out- 
standing American universities. 

extend to you our best wishes for further success in 
the education field. 

"To Bucknell we say, 'You have a good man. Ask 
us. We know!' " 


faculty Gctioitie, .... fiaiGIOfl in LIff ItH 

Chiirlc> Bond, who has been an instructor in the l-'iiysics 
Department lor two years, will leave Biicknell at the end 
of the current year to study biology at the Cornell Graduate 
School. Bond, '42, was valedictorian of his college class. 

Miss Agnes M. Brady, assistant: profes.sor of Spanish, 
spoke at a meeting of the American Association of Univer- 
sity Professors in Lewisburg January 1 1 on the subject, 
"English Language Institutes in the United States." 

Miss Trennie Kisley, '31, director of publicity, has been 
re-elected chairman of the Bucknell Board of Publications. 

Cyrus H. Karraker, assistant professor of history, was 
elected recently to the Executive Council of the Society for 
the Advancement of the Colored People of tlie Williams- 
port-Milton area. 

W. N. Lowry, '22, professor of physics, presented a 
paper on the use of standardized tests for general physics 
students before the Executive Committee of the American 
Association of Physics Teachers, meeting at Columbia Uni- 
versity recently. 

Harry W. Robbins, head of the Department of English, 
was the leader of a post-war planning panel at a meeting 
of Shikelimo Chapter of the Daughters of the American 
Revolution Monday, February 1. Other members of the 
panel were Dean Ralph E. Page, Professor Frederick B. 
Parker and Miss Martica Georg. Mrs. Frank A. Sprague, 
the regent, presided. 

Carl Scheerer, instructor in physics, will leave Bucknell 
March 1 to take advanced work in mathematical physics at 
Cornell University, where he will receive credit toward 
the doctor's degree. 

"Reading Between the Lines" was the topic of Robert E. 
Streeter, '38, instructor in journalism, at the International 
Relations Club meeting February 1. Mr. Streeter placed 
special emphasis on the importance of the newspaper and 
the radio commentator in the shaping of public opinion. 

Harry Wickey, Bucknell resident artist, is giving special 
sculpture lessons without charge to the youngsters of Lewis- 
burg every Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 o'clock 
at the Lewisburg Community House. 

Alumni at Launching 

Left to right — Lt. Comdr. Rosenberger and daughter ; Mrs. Heydon ; 
Mr. Samuel and daughter; Mrs. Reed 

I' [). I'iKowN, Christian Aaocialion Secretary 

'C7nV WOULD he building" was the keynote of 
^(JZ/ liuckneli's third Rehgion in Life Week, 
January 28 to 31. The two opening addresses were 
given on Sunday by Congressman Walter H. Judd, 
M.D., of Minnesota. Dr. Judd, formerly a medical 
missionary, spoke with dramatic effect to crowded 
congregations of students in the Methodist Church 
on the topics, "Foundation Stones" and "Building a 
New World." Dr. Newton Fetter, '09, educational 
secretary for the Baptist Board, spoke Tuesday eve- 
ning on the topic, "He Shall Be Like a Tree." Dr. 
Clarence Cranford, '29, of Calvary Baptist Church, 
Washington, D. C, closed the sessions with his 
chapel talk Wednesday morning on the topic, "An- 
swering Life's Questions." 

Fifteen leaders were present for this special em- 
phasis, made possible through the joint co-operation 
of the Baptist Board of Education and the University, 
with the University Christian Association taking re- 
sponsibility for the organization of the program. 
Three periods, two Monday evening and one on 
Tuesday evening, were given to dormitory "bull ses- 
sions" under the guidance of these leaders, who also 
spoke in many classes during the day. In all, more 
than 75 sessions were arranged during the four days. 
These included two high school chapels and student 
fellowship suppers in the Baptist, Methodist, Presby- 
terian, Episcopal and Jewish groups. 

Other Alumni leaders included Chaplain Ward E. 
Gage, '38, Captain, U.S.A., on furlough from 18 
months' front-line service with the American infan- 
trymen in Africa, Sicily and Italy; Dr. Fred B. Igler, 
'12, of the University of Pennsylvania; and Mrs. 
Emily Devine Kelly, '21, of New^ York Cit)'. Chap- 
lain Edgar W. Davis, Captain, U.S.N. , head chaplain 
for the Fourth Naval District, spoke to a special 
Trainee Chapel and held informal sessions -with 
Navy personnel. Mrs. A. Irma Cohon of Cincinnati 
took care of the interests of the Jewish students. 
Miss Margaret Flory came as a representative of the 
Presbyterian Church, Miss Alice Murdock from the 
Methodist Board of Missions and Miss Helen Turn- 
bull from the College Department of the Episcopal 
Church. Other leaders were Mrs. Anna Wilson of 
Lincoln University (Negro) ; Mr. Roy McCorkel. a 
leader at Bucknell's 19-40 Religion in Life Week. 
from the American Friends Ser\-ice Committee; 
Reverend Laurence Hosie from New York's Labor 
Temple; and Mrs. Mary Moss Cuthbertson from the 
Middle Atlantic section of the Student Christian 
Mo\ement. This leadership represented a truly ecu- 
(Conlinued on page 20.) 




Clubs KepCii 

Harrisburg Club 

C^^HE Harrisburg Alumni Club is having a splen- 
Lv did series of meetings the first Thursday eve- 
ning of each month. 

The December meeting featured Dr. William T. 
Foster, a chemist in the Occupational Disease Pre- 
vention Division of tlie Pennsylvania Department of 
Labor and Industry. He gave a highly informative 
and interesting illustrated talk on "Popular Fallacies 
in the Realm of Science." Another feature of this 
meeting was a Christmas party staged by a commit- 
tee consisting of Nelle Aumiller, Tatiana Reed, 
Helen Christopher, JVIrs. Clarence Brown, and Mr. 
and Mrs. Herbert Walker. It featured a grab bag 
of gifts, some useful and some otherwise. 

At the January meeting, William C. Ilgenfritz, 
Veterans' Employment Representative for Pennsyl- 
vania of the War Manpower Commission, spoke on 
"The Re-establishment of Returning Veterans." He 
told of the federal and state organization which is 
set up to place returning veterans in safe and suitable 
employment. Mr. Ilgenfritz lectured in the Bucknell 
Guidance Workshop last summer and will be on the 
staff again in the summer of 1945. Dr. Harvey 
Smith, '94, in a brief talk paid high tribute to the 
contribution of retiring President Marts to the prog- 
ress of Bucknell. 

On February 1, the club heard an interesting talk 
on Abraham Lincoln by John C. Dight, president of 
the Keystonians, Harrisburg historical club, and 
president of the Engineering Society of Pennsylvania. 
He told of the little-known story of the part Penn- 
sylvania, and Harrisburg in particular, played in the 
nomination of Mr. Lincoln. This was Mr. Dight's 
second appearance before the club the current season. 

The average attendance of Bucknellians at the 
Harrisburg meetings is 30. This number is fre- 
quently augmented by visitors, including prospective 

Metropolitan Club 

0NE of the largest and best meetings of the 
Metropolitan Alumni Club in a long time was 
that held on Friday evening, February 16, at the 
Savarin, 120 Broadway. It was the first meeting 
planned by the new officers headed by President Jay 
F. Bond, 'x03. Guest of honor was Bucknell's pres- 
ident-elect. Dr. Herbert L. Spencer, who received a 
rousing ovation. He spoke briefly of his pleasure at 
being with the group and told of his reason for 
choosing Bucknell instead of one of several other 
institutions. He stated that there is an indefinable 
something about the spirit of Bucknell that dictated 


the choice. He is looking forward to imbibing that 
spirit and becoming a real Bucknellian. It seems 
that he has already got a good taste of it, for he 
admits that time is hanging rather heavy as he looks 
forward to the thrilling experience of becoming a 
part of this century-old institution. His reception 
by the Metropolitan Alumni would indicate that 
the pleasure is mutual. 

Other honored guests were Dr. Charles C. Tillin- 
ghast, principal of Horace Mann School for Boys, 
and Brigadier General Harold N. Gilbert, head of 
the Ofiice of Dependency Benefits of the Armed 
Forces. Dr. Tillinghast is one of America's great 
private-school headmasters and a distinguished 
churchman. He spoke of the place the federal gov- 
ernment is likely to hold in higher education in the 
next decade and agreed that private institutions must 
maintain a becoming aloofness about federal control. 
He feels, however, that with proper safeguards the 
government may well make a great contribution to 
American education by encouraging the existing pri- 
vate school rather than wasting the people's money 
by duplicating the facilities already provided by pri- 
vate contribution. 

General Gilbert, Bucknell alumnus, pointed out 
the urgent need for many thousands of additional 
war workers on the home front to produce the vital 
supplies urgently needed on the fighting fronts; the 
ultimate victory depends on our ability to keep our 
supply lines filled and flowing. He warned us to 
avoid over-optimism and suggested that the road to 
victory will likely be long and rough. He stated that 
planning for post-war requirements should be in 
progress now with high priorities given to the em- 
ployment of returned servicemen in real jobs where 
their new skills and broadened outlook can be used 
to the best advantage and emphasized the vital need 
for planning for peace. 

Union County Club 

(PIGHTY members of the Union County Bucknell 
(_9 Alumni Club met for dinner at the Hotel Lewis- 
burger on Thursday evening, January 18. President 
Ruth Thomas Sleighter, '31, was in charge of the 
meeting. Hayes Person, '20, the treasurer, reported 
a substantial sum in the treasury in addition to the 
$100 which had been earmarked for the centennial 
celebration of Alma Mater. 

The new officers elected were: Malcolm dinger, 
'x26, president; Herbert Grice, '18, vice-president; 
Mrs. Weber Gerhart, '28, secretary; and Earle 
Moyer, '28, treasurer. 

The iloard of Directors, made up of past presi- 
dents, each of whom serves for three years, now con- 
sists of Arthur Gardner, '22, one year; Paul Showal- 
ter, '31, two years; and Ruth Tliomas Sleighter, '31, 
three years. Hayes Person acted as toastmaster and 
introduced the speakers. 

Chester R. Leaber, '19, and his wife, I'velyn Mc- 
Gann Leaber, ' IK, were the guests of honor and both 
spoke briefly. Mrs. Leaber, who was the main 
speaker, discussed entertainingly the problems of ad- 
justing oneself to a new land and people. She told 
of the Spanish classes which she attended and which 
were open to the workers at one peso a year, of the 
Mexican's tendency to stand in line for everything 
and of his disdain for a coward. She told of the way 
the Mexicans are handling the rationing of gasoline. 
A person who gets a license has it marked A, B, C, 
and so forth, the letter indicating the day of the week 
on which he is permitted to drive the car. A tourist 
is allowed to drive every day for a period of six 
months. She told of the summer climate in Mexico, 
where the altitude is some 7,000 feet. It rains every 
afternoon, the rain coming later in the day as the 
season progresses. 

Mr. Leaber spoke on some of the economic prob- 
lems in our relations with Mexico. 

Bucknell songs constituted an important part of 
the program. 

York Club 

C^*^HE winter meeting of the York Club was held 
C9 at the York Inn, West Market Street, at 6: 30 
P. M., January 20. An interesting program of enter- 
tainment included a chalk talk by Walter Trout. In 
spite of bad weather, 40 persons were present. The 
newly elected officers are: Marlyn Etzweiler, '27, 
president; William Brastow, '32, vice-president. 
The secretary, Mrs. Betty Fleckenstine Minnich, '4l, 
and the treasurer, Arline Baumeister, 'x22, retain 
their positions. 

Washington Club 

HE Washington Bucknell Alumni Club held 

iHEiss, '02, mmii 


its mid-winter banquet in the Club Room of 
the Fairfax Hotel, 2100 Massachusetts Avenue, 
N. W., on the evening of February 10. President 
Marts was the main speaker. Further entertainment 
was furnished through a question box, which con- 
tained questions such as : When was Bucknell found- 
ed?, Who was the first president?, etc. Prizes were 
cigarettes. John Worth, '37, was quizmaster. 

Howard Frank, '36, was elected secretary-treasurer, 
and a new executive committee of three members 
will be elected at the May meeting. An entertain- 
ment committee, consisting of Ernest E. Blanche, 
'38, and Louise Mack James, '38, was appointed. 
Robert N. Cook, '33, of the office of General Council 
of the Alien Property Custodian, is president. 

President Marls' remark, in his letter lo the September 
Alumnus, that Dr. Lewis Theiss' Bucknell history is "re- 
plete with names, incidents and personal references," made 
the editor of the Ai.umnus wonder where and how Dr. 
Theiss got all these data, and as a result he interviewed 
the author of the "fx-ntennial History." 

^n) ^^^^^■- ^'"J " ^^^ ^" ^'"''^ detailed informa- 
\Scy tion ?" repeated Theiss. "Now that I think 
abtjut it, I suppose I have unknowingly been accumu- 
lating that material during the past forty years or 
more. When I was a Bucknell student, I happened 
to be on unusually intimate terms (for student and 
teacher) with three Bucknell professors. They were 
Dr. Ephraim M. Heim, '93; Professor George G. 
Groff, who became a Bucknell professor in 1879 and 
was acting president in 1889; and Dr. William C. 
Bartol, who entered Bucknell in 1867 and became a 
professor here in 1881. For two summers, during 
my college course, I was stenographer for the regis- 
trar. As there were no students in town during va- 
cation — that being before the summer school era — 
I spent a lot of time in the evenings with these teach- 
ers I have mentioned. As I was handling all the 
University correspondence in the registrar's office, I 
became interested in the affairs of the college; and 
when I visited the homes of these teachers, I suppose 
I naturally asked about the past. The three teachers 
mentioned had successively been connected with 
Bucknell, in one way or another, from the time the 
institution was only nineteen years old, and they 
knew its past intimately. So I absorbed a lot of the 
information they passed on to me." 

"That was quite natural, but it doesn't explain 
how you continued to gather up material after you 
were graduated." 

"Well," w-as the reply, "you know I became a 
writer. For ten years I was on the staft' of a big 
New York newspaper before I became a magazine 
writer. Newspaper men get the habit of looking for 
news — which is only another word for 'interest' — in 
everything. In casting about for material for special 
articles, I thought of these Lewisburg stories. So I 
wrote about some of them — not only for my own 
paper, but for other papers, in other cities, as Phila- 
delphia and Boston." 

"You still have not told me how you acquired your 
information about more recent days," 

"That is one of those odd things — when you con- 
sider that I am now writing this centennial histor}\" 
said Professor Theiss. "You see, in course of time I 
(Continued on page 15.) 



Andrew R. Mathieson 

lIHIKOfl EMD flLunn 


yfT THE December meeting of the Bucknell 
.^yj. Board of Trustees, Andrew R. Mathieson 
was elected to the position of alumni trustee for the 
term ending June, 19-19. He had previously been 
nominated by vote of members of the General Alum- 
ni Association. 

Mr. Mathieson is a member of the Class of 1920. 
In college he won the Bucknell B in tennis, basket- 
ball and track and was captain of the latter two 
sports. He was a member of Sigma Chi, Theta Delta 
Tau, Cap and Dagger and the Law Club. 

"Andy" has always been extremely interested in 
alumni affairs and has served in a number of capaci- 
ties. He was forced to resign as chairman of the 
Athletic Council before he could accept the position 
of alumni trustee. 

Since his graduation he has been continuously con- 
nected with the United States Steel Corporation, 
having served as assistant superintendent of safety 
welfare, director of welfare work and assistant to 
the president. He is now salary administration su- 
pervisor of the United States Steel Corporation of 
Delaware with offices in Pittsburgh. 

He is a member of the Alcoma Country Club, and 
in the Masons belongs to the Blue Lodge, Consistory 
and Shrine. His wife is the former Margaret Anne 
Wray and they have a 16-year-old son, who is reg- 
istered at Bucknell for the Class of 1950. Then- 
home is at 1858 Greystone Drive, Pittsburgh. 


/(^N January 15, Anthony F. Vasquez, '37, left 
V_y the pastorate of the First Italian Baptist Church 
of Brooklyn, New York, to become associate execu- 
tive secretary of the Baptist Union of Philadelphia 
and vicinity. 

On his ordination he was appointed director of 
boys' work in Philadelphia. Later he became direc- 
tor of the Italian Christian Center of that city. He 
went to the Brooklyn church in 1941. 

He is dean of the Baptist Youth Summer Confer 
ence; director of young people's work for the Italian 
Baptist Convention, and was recently appointed co- 
editor of the Convention's magazine. The New 

His wife is the former Conchetta Di Caprio of 



(T\ HOBART EVANS, '21, has been coming to 
JLJ > Bucknell at Christmas time for many years 
to read to the college chapel group VanDyke's story, 
"The Other Wise Man." This service is always one 
of the most impressive of the year. Mr. Evans is an 
artist at this sort of performance. 

He has been pastor of the HyattsviUe, Maryland, 
Presbyterian Church since 1926. This church, dating 
back to 1704, has a membership of 430 and is carry- 
ing on a full program of activities, including follow- 
up of servicemen. Since going to HyattsviUe, Mr. 
Evans has served as moderator of the Presbytery of 
Washington, D. C, and vice-moderator of the Synod 
of Baltimore. Mrs. Evans, the former Anna E. Dan- 
iels, is president of the Women's Synodical Society 
of the Synod of Baltimore. 

Evans took the Greek Philosophical course at 
Bucknell, was a member of Delta Sigma, Cap and 
Dagger, T.K.A. and the Ministerial Association. He 
won the sophomore oratorical prize, the Greek prize, 
was an intercollegiate debater and as a Commence- 
ment speaker won the Chaplain Kane prize of a gold 
watch for delivering the best oration. 

CX^ISS PERILLA HARNER, '23, M.A. '28, has 
^-"^ L been since 1943 an instructor in the George 
School at George School, Pennsylvania. Miss Har- 
ner, who taught for a number of years in Altoona 
High School, has attended the summer schools of 
various colleges and has travelled extensively. The 
Alumnus congratulates her on her promotion. 

Thomas J. MAN(iAN 


yji: THE meeting of the Bucknell Athletic 
^y±. Council in Philadelphia on December 15, 
Thomas J. Mangan, '21, was elected president to 
succeed Andrew Mathieson, '20, who retired to be- 
come alumni trustee. 

Mangan played football four years at Bucknell, 
starring as quarterback. Since graduation he has 
mamtained his interest in athletics, having held the 
office of president of the national Touchdown Club 
and being at present a member of the Board of Gov- 
ernors of this organization. For more than 12 years 
he has been a member of the Bucknell Athletic 
Council, having been elected on December 17, 1932, 
on the resignation of the late Creighton Konkle. He 
is past president of the Bucknell Metropolitan 
Alumni Association. 

In college, he was a member of Sigma Chi, Phi 
Delta SiE'ma and Theta Delta Tau. He left at the 
end of his sophomore year to enter the Armed Serv- 
ices in the First "World "War. He was with the Buck- 
nell Ambulance Unit m France for 18 months, leav- 
ing the service as a sergeant. 

After graduation in 1921, he spent several years in 
the Seaboard National Bank of New York City. 
Later he was in the textile industry with E. Gerli and 
Company, Incorporated, and its several subsidiaries 
as officer and financial executive. He is now vice- 
president and director of "W. H. Gahagan, Incor- 
porated, and Gahagan Construction Corporation 
Contracting Engineers at 90 Broad Street, New York 

Theiss Interviewed 

(Conlhiiwd Iron/ page 13. J 

came here to take over the work in journalism. To 
teach journalism one has to have a newspaper as a 
laboratory. So I put it up to the trustees and they 
inadc The Biaki/cllinn my lab(.irat(jry. Noticing the 
dearth of Bucknell historical sketches in that publi- 
cation, I put my students to doing special stories 
about old Bucknell.' In that way we gathered up 
and preserved some extremely valuable material that 
would otherwise have been lost. I am so glad now 
that I did. Nowhere else is there a competent ac- 
count of the Bucknell Emergency Company in the 
Civil War and of several other important things. 

"Well, wlien Dr. Bartol saw what I was doing, 
he made a proposition to me. Apparently he was 
historically minded. When he came to Bucknell to 
teach, he began to gather up Bucknelliana for preser- 
vation. By appealing to his friends and acquaint- 
ances and making use of all the material he himself 
had preserved, he eventually acquired complete files 
of all Bucknell publications, and of hundreds of old 
programs, announcements, photographs, etc. Every 
few years he would take his latest accumulations to 
a bookbinder and have them bound. But when he 
took his 1895-1900 Buchiell'uws, catalogs, Minors, 
and other materials to the bindery, the binder lost 
the entire accumulation. This so discouraged Dr. 
Bartol that then and there he quit and never again 
made any effort to collect historical material. 

"But when he saw what I was doing in The Buck- 
)ieUia7i, he offered to give me all his collection if I 
would go on with the work and try to secure com- 
plete files. Well, that set me to ransacking the attics 
of my friends and prying about for old papers, etc. 
A town druggist gave me a complete file of 
L'Agoidas. Anyway, my files of all Bucknell pub- 
lications were eventually made practically complete. 
At the same time, I began to keep later Bucknell 
bulletins, programs, announcements and, of course, 
all publications. This stuff' was eventually bound, 
so that I have in my own home practically a com- 
plete library of Bucknell printed material. 

"Then, of course, as an alumnus, teacher, frater- 
nity man and so on, I have known hundreds of 
Bucknell students and alumni personally, and I sup- 
pose I have absorbed a lot of the talk I have heard 
from them. Of course, since I actually started to do 
this history, I have traveled about a lot and inter- 
viewed no end of Bucknellians. But, so far as that 
(Continued on page 20. 1 

City. He is a director of the Mission Dry Corpora- 
tion of Los Angeles, California. 

Mangan is married to the former Edith Chapin of 
Milton, Pennsylvania. They live at 3427 79th 
Street, Jackson Heights, New York. 


He^e Clie oucrineii s jiakiina TtleH 

0N THIS page are the names 
of Bucknellians in the Armed 
Services not heretofore pubHshed in 
this magazine. We should like to 
print regularly all the address changes 
that have been made since the last 
issue. This, however, is impossible, 
since service changes come so rapidly 
and the magazine is published only 
four times a year. If you find here 
addresses that are incorrect, or if you 
know addresses of persons whose 
whereabouts are listed as unknown, 
will you be kind enough to notify the 
Alumni Office. 

Lvle E. Anderson, '29, Y 2/c, 

USNTS, Ship's Co., Bks. 613, 

Bainbridge, Md. 

Robert S. Anderson, '33, Lt. Col., 

28 1 No. 'Washington, 'Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 

Josephine 'V. Bagg, '43, Pvt., 

2nd -WAC CWS Det., 

Dugway Proving Ground, Tooele, Lltah. 

Helen P. Balbirnie, '40, A.R.C., 

U.S.N., Bainbridge, Md. 

George N. Ballentine, '30, Capt., 

MacDill Field Hosp., 

3711 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa, Fla. 

Earle R. Bartholomew, '12, Major, 

1019 Market St., 'Williamsport 29, Pa. 

Alexander G. Bathie, ■x38, T/Sgt., 

32887996, APO 520, c/o Postmaster, 

New York City. 

Harry O. Bergkamp, '35, Lt., 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

Fred M. Campbell, 'x23, Capt., 

Aberdeen Ordnance Depot, 

Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md. 

E. Carroll Condict, '08, Major, 

APO 18269, c/o Postmaster, 

New York City. 

■William R. Davison, '48, A/S, 

USNTC, Co. 127, Unit C, Sampson, N. Y. 

Harold E. Dayton, '31, Cpl., 42011283, 

APO 37, c/o Postmaster, 

San Francisco, Calif. 

George E. DeCoursey, '23, Lt. Col., 

023-111, APO 636, 

c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Bernard E. Derrick, 'x38, Pvt., 32034607, 

APO 27, c/o Postmaster, 

San Francisco, Calif. 

Carlyle G. Evans, '40, Lt., 

APO 498, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Charles B. Frankenberger, 'x39, Lt. (jg), 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

Jerome 'W. Frock, 'x23, Lt., USNR, 

Naval Air Sta., B.O.Q. A203, Peru, Ind. 

■Woodrow 'W. Gangewere, '34, Ens., 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

Harry A. Glander, '44, A/S, 720-67-67, 

USS Prairie State, Sec. 5, 

"W. 135th St. and North River, 

New York City 27. 

Theodore Glowacki, Jr., '44, A/S, 

USS Prairie State, 

■W. 135th St. and North River, 

New York City 27. 

■Willis G. Goodenow, '45, HA l/c, 

VS Naval Hosp., Camp Lejeune, N. C. 


Allen E. Hamburg, '39, Lt., 

4921 Chevy Chase Ave., 

Chevy Chase 15, Md. 

John A. Hoffa, xjl, Lt. (jg), 

c/o Fleet Post Office, New York City. 

Melvin Jaffe, '40, S/Sgt., 

APO 76, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Benjamin D. James, '36, Lt. (jg). 

Room 302, 'Venetian B.O.Q. , Miami, Fla. 

Gwladys Jones, '43, A.R.C., 

APO 413, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Robert H. Keiser, '31, Cpl., 

314 Lower Mulberry St., Danville, Pa. 

Guyton Kempter, 'x24, Capt., 0-925518, 

APO 465, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Jerome Kizelstein, 'x44, Pvt., 

65 A.A.F.C.T.D. (Air Crew— 'Wing 2), 

Sqdn. Q, Bks. 26, 

932 S. Crouse Ave., Syracuse, N. Y. 

Ralph S. Koser, Acad. '94-95, Major, 

650 N. E. 90th St., Miami, Fla. 

Adolph Langsner, '31, Major, 

2640 Coyle Ave., Chicago 45, 111. 

Edgar 'W. Lare, '30, Capt., 

57th Trng. Bn., Camp 'Wolters, Texas. 

Joseph M. Lehmayer, Jr., 'x42, S 2/c, 

Treasure Island (921-9966), 

San Francisco, Calif. 

David S. Lewis, '44, A/S, 

John Jay Hall, Billet 1224, New York City. 

Jacob Lieberman, '35, Pvt., 38491380, 

APO 339, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Richard M. Light, '44, Mid'n, 

Bancroft Hall, Room 6159, 

US Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. 

Robert E. Lighten, '46, S l/c (RT), 

■Wright Jr. College. Chicago 54, 111. 

Robert 'W. McDonnell, '46, A/S, 

NTC (Pre-Radio), Hugh Manley School, 

Chicigo, 111. 

Edward A. Maloney, 'x39. 

Address unknown. 

Hiram B. Mann, '43, 

Sec. I, Chanute Field, Rantoul, 111. 

Frank E. Mendes, III, '44, Ens., 

O.T.D. E2-U NCTC, 

Camp Endicott, Davisville, R. I. 

Albert G. Miller, '47, S 2/c, 

EM Sch., Class of 545 Bl, 

Bks. 525, Sec. 312, USNTC, 

Bainbridge, Md. 

George J. Miller, '43, A/S, 

C.irneli Mid'n Sch., 

Co. B, 270 Baker E, Ithaca, N. Y. 

George 'W. Morgan, '44, Pvt., 33878766, 

Co. A, 63rd M.T.B., ASFTC, 

Camp Barkeley, Texas. 

Charles M. Morris, '31, Lt. (jg), 

Bldg. 63, Room 209, NAS, Pensacola, Fla. 

Donald Murray, 'x24, Lt. Comdr., 

Exec. Office, Products Div., 

Production Branch, OP&M Room 4090, 

Railroad Bldg., Navy Extension 63272, 

■Washington 25, D. C. 

Robert Nathans, 'x26. Major, 0913826, 

31 4th Bomb 'Wing, Paterson Field, Colo. 

William J. Ottaviani, '39, 1st Lt., 

AAF Redistribution Sta. No. 2, 

Miami Beach, Fla. 

Richard M. Petersen, '47, A/C, 721-01-32, 

Bn. 66, Lexington Hall, Pre-Flight Sch., 

Athens, Ga. 

George R. Picton, 'x33, CM. 2/c, 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

John T. Porter, '33, 2nd Lt., 

APO 17976, 

c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Thomas M. Reimensnyder, '28, Pvt., 

Co. C, 16th Bn., 5th Regt., lARTC, 

Camp Gordon, Ga. 

John S. Rogers, '47, A/S, USNR, 

U.S.N.H. (Staff), St. Albans, L. I., N. Y. 

Clifford E. Roselle, '41, A/C, 

SAACC, CI 45-5-PF, 343-1, 

San Antonio, Texas. 

Mabel E. Ruckman, 18, Pvt., 

Co. 6, 21st Regt., A 319739, 

3rd "WAC Trng. Center, 

Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. 

■William L. Ryder, '39, Lt. (jg). 

Bureau of Ordnance Design Unit, 

Calif. Inst, of Technology, 

Pasadena 4, Calif. 

Jacques L. Sallade, 'x43, S 2/c, 

Sec. F, 12-4, Bks. 406 US, S.S.C, 

USNTC, Great Lakes, 111. 

Herbert F. Sheffer, '18, Major, 

AAFPDC, Atlantic City, N. J. 

Ira S. Sheffler, Jr., '44, S l/c, 

Bks. 601, USNTS, Great Lakes, III. 

John G. Sholl, III, '37, Capt., 0549355, 

APO 470, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Raymond A. Shontz, SATC '18-19, 

Lt. (sg), 

16 New St., New Holland, Pa. 

Leo H. Simoson, '40, Lt., 

Regional Hosp., Fort Monmouth, N. J. 

Benjamin B. Smyth, '44, S 2/c, 

Naval Hosp., 'Ward 34W, 720-67-63, 

Great Lakes, III. 

John C. Snyder, '45, A/S, 

U. of Pa. Dental School, 

311 S. 4lst St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Minor J. Stein, '44, 

Co. 12, 2nd Plat, 

John Jay H.tll, Billet 612, 

New York City 27. 

Charles L. Steiner, III, '47, Pvt., 13191163, 

Sec. Q, 3706 AAF Base Unit (BTC), 

Sheppard Field, Texas. 

Richard A. Szekely, 'x33, Lt., 

2507 St. Mary's Drive, Camp Lejeune, N. C. 

Harvey D. Troutman, '37, Capt., 

0-1035060, AAF 40th Bomb Sqdn., 

6th Bomb Gp., Grand Island, Neb. 

Joseph R. Valentino, '37, 

Address unknown. 

George A. Vitray, '45, Ens., 

c/o Commanding Officer, 

Naval Trng. Sta., Miami, Fla. 

Joseph 'Weightman, '37, Lt., 

Sta. Hosp. SCU 1749, 

Fort Snelling 11, Minn. 

Page G. 'Whitmore, '44, A/S, 449-36-07, 

Co. 6, Sec. 604, 

Billet 326, USNR PMS, Asbury Park, N. J. 

■William T. ■Windsor, Jr., '48, A/S, 

Co. 3586, Bks. 3UU, 3rd Regt., 

11th Bn., USNTC, Bainbridge, Md. 

■William H. Yohn, '33, Sp. (c) 3/c, 

USNTC K2, Service Sch., 

Selection Office, 922-12-60, 33 SC, 

Sampson, N. Y. 

Alfred G. Zeigler, '44, Mid'n, 

USS Prairie State, Sec. 13, 

■W. 135th St. and North River, 

New York City 27. 

CldaiiioHal Wai C^asualii 


Died in Service 

Pfc. Sanders 

Private First Class Philip M. San- 
ders, '45, was killed in France on No- 
vember 10, 1944, in action with the 
Third Army less than ten miles from 
the spot where his father. Homer M. 
Sanders, '16, was wounded in October, 
I9I8. Philip was sent overseas in 
September after receiving specialized 
training at the University of Maine and 
in South Carolina and was iri combat 
less than six weeks when he met his 
death. Posthumous award of the Pur- 
ple Heart was made. 

Private Albert L. Friedman, '46, 
stationed with the Seventh Army in 
Southern France, was killed in action 
December 14, 1944. Overseas two 
and one-half months, he had been in 
Germany but was among those pushed 
back during recent developments. A 
member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity, 
he entered the Army in March, 1944. 

Private Austin J. Hersh, '46, was 
killed in action November 22, 1944, in 
the European war theatre where he 
was serving with the airborne infan- 
try. He trained at Washington and 
Jefferson College and Camp Claiborne, 
Louisiana, before going overseas. He 
was the namesake of an uncle who was 
killed in the Battle of the Argonne 
Forest in 1918. Surviving are his 
parents, a sister and a grandfather. 

Lieutenant (jg) Robert Hershey, 

'x38, was killed in action July 31, 

1913, in the Caribbean area. The 
Purple Heart has been awarded |X)st- 
luimoiisly. He compiled 678 hours of 
training and combat flying, both as 
pilot and navigator. Lieutenant Her 
shey had been a star first baseman be 
fore entering the service. He was the 
property of the Cleveland Indians ant' 
played for Logan, West Virginia, ant 
(xdar Rapids, Iowa. 

Private First C^lass Robert L. Hoge- 
man, '47, was killed in France on De- 
cember 18, 1944. He enlisled in the 
Army reserve a week before being 
graduated from high school. Soon 
after coming to Bucknell he was or- 
dered to Syracuse for ASTP training. 
When that was abolished, Robert was 
.issigned to the infantry. He went 
overseas in October, 1944, and arrived 
in France after his division had spent 
about a month in England. They went 
into action immediately to take and 
hold the forts defending Metz. It is 
presumed that Robert met his death in 
that action. 

Sgt. Stube 

Sergeant Sherman D. Stube, '44, 
died August 1, 1944, of wounds re- 
ceived at Tinian and was buried with 
military honors in New Caledonia. He 
had served overseas nine months and 
lost his life in his fourth major battle. 
He is survived by his wife, the former 
Betty Jane 'Wolff of Syracuse, and his 

Private First Class William F. Hop- 
py, '47, a member of Delta Sigma fra- 
lernity, was killed December 17, 1944, 
in F'rance, Entering the service in No- 
vember, 1943, he was stationed in Mis- 
sissippi before being sent overseas last 
July. He received further training in 
Italy before being assigned to the Sc-v- 
enth Army under General Patch, 

Misairtj^ in Action 

Staff Sergeant Harry L. Humphrey, 
111, 'x39, was reported missing in ac- 
tion November 29, 1944, while fight- 
ing with the 103rd Infantry under 
General Patch in the Seventh Army in 
Southern France. He has been in the 
Army over two years. He is a brother 
of Elizabeth Humphrey Thomas, '29, 
who spent several summers as an in- 
structor in the Bucknell Demonstration 

W. Grey Hutchison, ■x36, was re- 
ported by the Navy as missing since 
March 29, 1943, after his ship was 
torpedoed. A German submarine 
picked up some survivors who were 
taken to a prisoner of war camp in 
Germany. Some news has come 
through from these survivors and 
Grey's mother holds out the hope that 
he may be alive. The Na\7 has never 
made any further report than "missing 
in action." 

Lieutenant (jg) Daniel R. Jfames, 
'x43, is reported missing in action in 
the Pacific theatre of war. He entered 
the Navy in August, 1941, and was 
given special training at Columbia Uni- 
versity and New London, Connecticut. 
He was then assigned to the submarine 
U.S.S. Hinder. Word was received 
early in October that Daniel was miss- 
ing. There was no further notification 
until January 2, 1945, when the loss of 
the Harder was officially announced. 
Officers and men aboard the submarine 
received the Presidential Unit Citation. 

Prisoner oj War 

Staff Sergeant Joseph Loughran, 
'x43, missing in action since Novem- 
ber 5, 1944, has been reported as a 
prisoner in a camp in Germany. He 
attended one of the government aero- 
nautical schools in the southwest and 
later was sent to England, where he 
was made a gunner on a bomber. He 
had made many flights over Germany. 


iJcivH the ClisL 

Jerome Kantor and Otomie Mara- 
diaga were married January 10, 1945. 
They are residing at Apartado 149, 
Cartago, Costa Rica. 

Roxie M. Stitzer married Pfc. 
Charles E. Lyle on July 26, 1944, in 
the Chapel at Camp Gruber, Okla. 


Captain John R. Auten and Caro- 
line McGinnis of Coral Gables, Fla., 
were united in marriage November 2, 


Dorothy Gottschall and Lt. Allen 
E. Hamburg, '39, were married on 
March 25, 1944. 


Janet Clayton and S/Sgt. Arthur H. 
Dumelin were married November 29, 
1944, in South Orange, N. J. 

Lt. John Laudenslager, 'x4l, mar- 
ried Nelridge E. Duncan of Shamokin 
on December 14, 1944. 

The marriage of Lt. Matthew Man- 
suy and Helen E. Logue took place in 
the rectory of the Church of St. Fran- 
cis DeSales, Philadelphia, November 
17, 1944. 


Ruth Zimmerman and Alan Smith, 

'41, were married in November, 1944. 

Maurine Hobbs and Robert Hei- 
ber, '43, were married in Pittsburgh on 
November 1, 1944. 

Mary Anne Heacock became the 
bride of Robert A. Kulp, U.S.A., Mon- 
day, December 18, 1944, in the First 
Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn. 

Lt. (jg) Harry V. Johnson and 
Nancy C. Elder were married Novem- 
ber 24, 1944, in the Presbyterian 
Church, Paxton. 

The marriage of Lt. Richard Lank, 
USNR, and Ruth Gorman took place 
in Trinity Methodist Church, Harris- 
burg, in December, 1944. 

Mary Elizabeth McGowan became 
the bride of Dr. Neil J. Williamson 
October 25, 1944, in the rectory of 
St. Luke's Church, Jersey Shore. 


Janet Lawlor and Lt. (jg) G. Wil- 
liam Hauk were married in the chapel 
of St. Bartholomew's, New York City, 
January 17, 1945. 


Harriet A. Lynn was married on 
September 2, 1944, to Capt. Henry T. 
Simmonds, Jr., of the Army Medical 
Corps in San Francisco, Calif. 

Lt. George B. Wertman and Doro- 
thy V. Diidine were married in the 
Trinity Evangelical and Reformed 
Church at Turbotville, November 14, 

Isabel P. Clark and Pfc. Robert C. 
Puff, '42, were united in marriage 
September 9, 1944, in the First Bap- 
tist Church, Chester. 

Marion J. Wiest became the bride 
of Lt. William A. Wilkinson, ■x44, 
December 20, 1944, at Scranton. 


M. Virginia Thompson and Lt. J. 
Frank Cannon, 'x44, were united in 
marriage September 11, 1944, in Pitts- 


Lt. Robert K. McBride married 
Genevieve V. Wells on December 13, 
1944, in Clathe, Kans. 


Alvin R. Blattner, '44 

Capt. Ralph A. Bush, '40 

Lt. Curtis W. Clump, '44 

Maj. Charles R. Edwards, '41 
S/Sgt. Donald H. Foote, '45 
Lt. Robert A. Good, '42 
Lt. David G. Griggs, '42 
T/Sgt. William Heim, '44 
Sgt. Raymond K. Irwin, '44 
Lt. Edward J. Labak, 'x42 
Lt. Arthur A. Lace, '46 

Pvt. Harold Loughhead, '46 
S/Sgt. Clifford W. Manella, '42 
Lt. Emanuel E. Pearlman, '39 

Capt. Amos U. Persing, 'x24 
Lt. Harvey P. Pettit, '42 
Pfc. Andrew C. Rice, '45 
Capt. Thomas B. Richards, '37 
Pvt. Howard Robinson, '46 
Lt. Robert F. Seers, '39 

Lt. Col. William C. Shure, '35 
Lt. William M. Wilkinson, '44 

Brig. Gen. Henry C. Wolfe, '16 



Mrs. Carlton A. Caswell (Edith M. 
Reber) died September 14, 1944. 


Rev. Isaac S. Hankins, of Toms 
River, N. J., died November 17, 1944. 
He served as a missionary in the Telu- 
gu field. He was also pastor of various 
churches in our own country. 


Silas H. Schoch, 61, died at his 
home, Three Tuns, Ambler, Novem- 
ber 14, 1944. He was a member of 
Phi Kappa Phi, Racquet Club, Penn 
Athletic Club, Downtown Club and 
the Sons of the American Revolution. 

Dr. Benjamin I. Brody died Sep- 
tember 18, 1943. He was an executive 
of the R. B. Investment Co. and is 
survived by his wife and two sons. 

Distinguished Unit Badge, 3 Oak Leaf 

Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, 
3 Oak Leaf Clusters 

Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, 
3 Oak Leaf Clusters 

Bronze Star 

Air Medal, Oak Leaf Cluster 

Air Medal 

Bronze Star 

Air Medal 

Presidential Citation 

Bronze Star 

Air Medal, 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Pres- 
idential Citation 

Drivers and Mechanics Badge 

Presidential Citation, 2 Bronze Stars 

British 39-43 Star, Distinguished Fly- 
ing Cross, Air Medal, Unit Citation 

Bronze Star 

Air Medal, 3 Oak Leaf Clusters 

Purple Heart 

Bronze Star 

Silver Star 

Order of the Cross of the Royal 
Crown (Italian) 

Bronze Star 

Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, 
Oak Leaf Cluster 

Distinguished Service Medal 

Wkai oucmelliaHS Cl^e Uoina 


After 37 years of Icacliin;^, Dr. 
Elbert L. Blakeskc is rcliring and 
will make his Iiouk' al Wcllilcet, Cape 
Cod, Mass. 

Reverend Edwin W. Saylor is pas- 
tor of the First Baptist C^hiirch of 
Cumberland, Md. 


Dr. and Mrs. William W. Long 
(Elsie Owens) have moved from Bir- 
mingham, Ala., to Taylor Street, Lew- 
isburg, to reside witli the Jatter's par- 
ents, Dr. and Mrs. W. G. Owens, '80 
and '34. Dr. and Mrs. Long were in 
France during the First World War 
and since then Mrs. Long has been 
occupied as a registered nurse in Bir- 


Reverend and Mrs. Howard John- 
son (Mabel Gibson, '10) are residing 
at 1101 Harrison St., Frankford. He 
is pastor of the Nortli Frankford Bap- 
tist Church in Frankford. 

Marian E. Shivers has moved from 
Nashville, Tenn., to 1807 Hamilton 
Ave., Trenton 9, N. J. 

Cyril E. Lewis was promoted to as- 
sistant to the general superintendent of 
the Pennsylvania Power and Light Co., 
Allentown. His home address is 101 
N. 17th St., Camp Hill. 


Lester E. Lighten, manager of the 
department of development and de- 
sign. Electric Storage Battery Co., Phil- 
adelphia, has been elected vice-presi- 
dent in charge of engineering. 

Julius F. Seebach, Jr., is now living 
in Louisville, Ga. 

Robert Smith has returned to Lewis- 
burg and is in charge of high school 
education at the Northeastern Peniten- 
tiary. He married Mrs. Esther Noll 
Breish of Lewisburg on July 16, 1944. 
He has a son, Robert M., who is a 
Quartermaster, First Class, somewhere 
in the Pacific. 

Herbert E. Stover, supervising prin- 
cipal of Lewisburg schools, has writ- 
ten a history book, "Pennsylvania, 
Pattern and Pacem.iker." He has had 
short stories and articles published in 


Reverend and Mrs. Donald B. Clo- 
ward (listhtr M. Fleming, '22) arc 
living at 93 Stratford Ave., While 
Plains, N. Y. 

Reverend Howard Shoemaker, 'x23, 
missionary pastor of the Harmony Cir- 
cuit and the Minotola Methodist 
Church, resides at Central Ave., Mino- 
tola, N. J. 

Reverend Ralph E. Mucher is pas- 
tor of the Oatka Baptist CJuirch, War- 
saw, N. Y. 


J. Harold Gamble has been elected 
president of the Iowa Inter-Church 
Council for 1945. He is minister of 
the First Baptist Church and Univer- 
sity pastor at Iowa State College, Des 
Moines, la. 

Mrs. John H. White (Virginia B. 
Scully) is doing substitute work in the 
junior high schools at Riverside, Calif. 
In the December Alumnus she was 
mistakenly indicated as being a cost 
accountant for Kaiser Co., Inc. This is 
Mr. White's position. 

Francis Hopkins' address is changed 
to 512 Ale.\ander Ave., Dre.xel Hill. 


Lt. Col. John M. Snyder, overseas 
since August, 1942, published, in col- 
laboration with Capt. Edward L. Ro- 
hef, an 11-page article in the Septem- 
ber number of "Surgery, Gynecology 
and Obstetrics" based on the histories 
of 98 outstanding cases. 


Burton W. Barrett is teaching Eng- 
lish and dramatics at Washington Ir, 
High School, Bakersiield, Calif. His 
home address is Rt. 7, Box 218, Ba- 

Andrew T. Lobel's new address is 
Berkeley Ave., Bloomfield, N. J. 


Carl Snavcly, MA '33, head foot- 
ball coach at Cornell since 1936, has 
accepted appointment as head coach at 
the University of North Carolina. 


Fred Pinotte is assistant chemical 
engineer at the Kimble Glass Co. His 
address is 1010 New Pear St., Vine- 
land, N. J. 

Mr. and Mrs. James L. Rowe 
(Marjorie Walters, 'x35) are living 
at 87-35 138th St., Jamaica 2, N. Y. 
Mr. Rowe is manager of an S. S. 
Kresge store in Brooklyn. 

Mr. and Mrs. Horace King, 'x34, 
and son have moved to 2103 No. 
Washington Ave., Scranton, where Mr. 
King has accepted a position as expe- 
diter for the Murray Corp. 


Myrtle E. Wampler is teaching 
psychology at the Baptist Institute in 


Grace G. Arnott is teaching in the 
junior high school, Montclair, N. J. 
Her business address is Bloomfield Col- 
lege Office, Bloomfield, N. J. 

Reverend and Mrs. Frederick W. 
Rapp (Grace Gault, '38) and daugh- 
ter, Margaret, are living at 71 Long- 
fellow Rd., Watertown 72, Mass. Mr. 
Rapp is pastor of the Union Church 

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Swartz, AM 
'37, (Leslie Minor) and children, El- 
eanor and Lloyd, are residing at 7707 
Allison St.. Landover Hills. Hyattsville, 
Md. Mr. Swartz has a position in the 
Engineering and Research Corporation. 

ncHClablij Uisclta^aec) hem ^eioice 

Arney, Dorothy Holota, '38 
Biddle, Walter, 'x4l 
Derr, Sylvia, '32 
Florin, Harold G., '22 
Fox, Charles F., '31 
Gardner, Walter L., 'x42 
Gifford, Eleanor Frith, '41 
Held, Eleanor Parry, '-42 
Hutchinson, Lewis L., '23 
Krebs, Lowell E., '24 

Krull. Harold N., '44 
Lane, William H., '39 
LotowycE, Wladimir, '37 
Moore, Carl L., '43 
Nicolait, Eugene B., '42 
Porter, George R., '38 
Reeves, William H., 'x42 
Richardson, Douglas, '45 
^"olfson, Sidney I., 'x35 
Young, Jack C, '37 


cohdict s« uficLt sfidi snyoffi Boys » 

(Editor's Note: Dr. E. Carroll Condict, for raany 
years a missionary educator in Burma, is one of Bucknell's 
dynamic and useful alumni. His three sons are graduates 
of Bucknell: Edward C, '36, serving in the Navy ; Clinton 
A., '37, director of religious activities at the University of 
New Hampshire; and T. Chubb, '39, in the Army.) 

January 4, 1945. 

APO 18269, c/o Postmaster, 

New York City. 
Bucknell Alumni Secretary, 
Bucknell University, 
Lewisburg, Pa. 

Dear Sir: 

Here I am. Where? HERE! Waiting to go 
somewhere for Uncle Sam. I am now on leave be- 
cause of war emergency from the American Baptist 
Foreign Mission Society and I am a government em- 
ployee in the Office of Strategic Service. After over 
a month at Washington, Uncle Sam said, "Shoo fly," 
so I shooed to Miami and am waiting to fly out east 
somewhere. I don't know just where and could not 
tell if I did know. It might be presumed that I'll 
go where my knowledge of the people, country, and 
language may be made use of. 

I go as a civilian attached to the Army. I have 

a technical officer's rating of the grade of inajor, 

which gives me the privileges of an officer without 

the disadvantages. ^^ r n i n 
'=' Yours tor Bucknell, 

E. Carroll Condict, '08. 

Religion in Life Week 

(Continued from page 11.) 

menical outlook. Mrs. Kelly was an unofficial Cath- 
olic leader who had also shared in the program five 
years ago. 

A student-faculty committee of over 100 carried 
through the plans under the direction of the co-chair- 
men, Miss Nancy Ireland, '45, of Chatham, New Jer- 
sey, and Mr. Harold Hayden, librarian. Student 
hosts managed the hospitality and events froiTi the 
reception on Saturday evening through the meals and 
schedules to the final departure of the guests. More 
than ever before, guests were kept busy with inter- 
views and impromptu conferences. The interests of 
the veteran, war marriages, reconstruction, vocation 
and personal religious faith all held the attention of 
the campus for four days. The impetus from last 
year carried over to make this year's program more 
effective. Visiting leaders reported that the compre- 
hensive planning of the Bucknell committee aston- 
ished them. The program has left a train of serious 
thinking and new resolution which will help inain 

r 20 

r>DGAR A. SNYDER, '11, ail-American football 
\J) player and prominent alumnus, national alumni 
chairman of the Hundredth Birthday Drive, writes to 
his entire family — two sons — in care of Uncle Sam. 
Their addresses are: 

Lt. Richard C. Snyder, '40, 01039929, 
APO 229, c/o Postmaster, 
New York City. 

Lt. Robert A. Snyder, '42, 0863124, 
APO 72, c/o Postmaster, 
San Francisco, California. 

Robert was with MacArthur on Leyte and it is 
supposed that he is still with him on Luzon. He 
writes that he enjoys the Alumnus and the Buck- 
nellian. ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 

Theiss Interviewed 

(Continued from page 15.) 
is concerned, I have been doing that all through the 
years, and I have many notebooks containing the 
fruit of such interviews." 

"You seem to have about everything." 
"Oh, there's lots more than the stuff I have men- 
tioned. It seeins to be a rule that when one becomes 
known for any hobby or interest, folks are always 
reporting interesting things — or bringing them. 
Well, lots of folks evidently knew of my interest in 
the past, and they have given me old books, old 
magazines, old records and so on. I have a file of 
old local newspapers, from different towns in this 
region, and some of those papers date back to the 
1700's. You would be amazed at how many Buck- 
nell items I got from those old papers. It happens 
that I am a director of the Northumberland His- 
torical Society. In that society we have the finest 
collection of old newspapers anywhere around here. 
Of course, I had access to those files; and they con- 
tained innumerable items bearing on the Bucknell 
history. So did the Lewisburg town papers, which 
I have examined very carefully. Then there are 
books of an autobiographical nature which also shed 
some lieht on the situation. And, of course, I have 
also had trustee and faculty minutes, society records, 
old diaries and other sources of material. So you 
see there is no difficulty in securing all these details 
you inquire about. The difficulty now is to decide 
what to exclude. There is a limit to the size of any 
college history — to say nothing about the present 
paper shortage. Anyway, this ought to answer your 
question as to where I got all the stuff that is going 
into the centennial history." 

tain at Bucknell her high character and deeply reli- 
gious spirit. 



Mr. ;incl Mrs. Holli.s Ross, 'x28, 
(Mary Wolfe, '31) arc tlie proud 
parents of a son horn January 2i, 


Mr. and Mrs. William B. Church, 
Jr. (Lois Mae Newcomb), are the 
parents of a son, William B. Church, 
III, born August 16, 1944. 


A daughter, Susan, was born Octo- 
ber 8, 1944, to Lt. Comdr. and Mrs. 
William H. Druckemiller. 

Dr. and Mrs. Walton B. Geiger 
(Margaret Keys, '37) are the proud 
parents of a daughter, Sara Margaret, 
born December 25, 1944. 


A son, Guy Hathaway, was born 
October 25, 1944, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Perez H. Collins (Sally Andrews). 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Noecker 
announce the birth of a daughter, 
Judith Ann, born May 31, 1944. 


A son, Byron Jonathan, Jr., was 
born to Captain and Mrs. Byron J. 
Brugh (Eugenie Dilts) on November 
20, 1944. 


Chaplain and Mrs. John F. Sammel 
(Mary Zehner) are the parents of a 
second child, Jane Carol, born Septem- 
ber 3, 1944. 


A daughter, Marilyn Ruth, was born 
to Dr. and Mrs. Donald E. Former 

December 13, 1944. 

A son, Norman Wade, was born to 
Lt. and Mrs. N. W. Ackley (Betty T. 
McCormick) on December 10, 1944. 

Lt. and Mrs. Thomas Dugan (Helen 
Mulford) announce the birth of a 
daughter, Deborah, September 26, 


Mr. and Mrs. George Leavy (Flor- 
ence Simmons) are proud parents of 
a son, Peter Henry, born November 6, 

Uleet the C^anaioaies toi Cllumni 


/^) IH.OW arc two Aluiiiiii wlio have been selected as candidates for 
J. J the position of iilminii Iriislce for a term oi five years, beginning 
June, 1945. You arc recjuested to vote for your choice. The candi- 
date receiving the majority of the votes cast will be presented to the 
Trustees at their June Ojmmencement meeting for election to the 
Bucknell Hoard of Trustees. 

C. Preston Dawson is general agent 
of the New England Mutual Life In- 
surance Company in New York City. 
He has been unusually successful in 
the field and is recognized as a life in- 
surance authority. He has been an in- 
structor in life insurance, has traveled 
widely in the United States and Can- 
ada, lecturing on the subject, and is 
the author of significant articles in the 
field. He has been active in Alumni 
affairs and was influential in the estab- 
lishment of the Bison Club, of which 
he is now president. 

Dawson was born in Lewisburg and 
reared in Watsontown, Pennsylvania. 
He entered Bucknell in 1920 and on 
graduation received the A.B. degree 
with a/ni ItiuJe honors. In college he 
took the pre-legal course. 

In 1925 he married lone May Id- 
dings of Watsontown. They h.ive two 
children — Carol Ann, who plans to 
enter Bucknell this fall, and William 
Preston, 13. The Dawsons live at 60 
Grandview Avenue, White Plains, 
New York. 

Fred O. Schnure is electrical super- 
intendent of the Bethlehem Steel Com- 
pany at Sparrows Point, Mar)'land. 
For years he has been a leader among 
iron and steel electrical engineers of 
America. He is a member of the State 
Board of Registration for Professional 
Engineers and of the Baltimore Coun- 
t)" Board of Education, both by guber- 
natorial appointment. He is a member 
of a number of national professional 
organizations, as well as of the Iron 
and Steel Institute of Great Britain, 
and is the author of several papers on 
the application of electricity to the 
manufacture of iron and steel. 

Born in Milton, Pennsylvania, he 
entered Bucknell in 1910 and engaged 
in various extra-curricular activities. 
Mrs. Schnure is the former Dorothy 
Bunnell, '16. They have three boys, 
all of whom attended Bucknell and 
were leaders in college. Their home 
is at 819 C Street, Sparrows Point, 

^i^. Schnure wuU complete a five- 
year term as alumni trustee in June, 

(Ballot on reverse side of this sheet.) 



The Bucknell Alumnus is published in March, June, Septem- 
ber and December by Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa. 

Officers of the Association 

W. C. LOWTHER, 'U, President . ..288 Walton Ave, South Or.inge, N. J. 
EMMA E. DILLON, '15, Firll Vice-President 

(509 Broad St. Bank Bldg.. Trenton, N. J. 

WILLIAM J. IRVIN, '22, Second Vice-President 

202 HiUcrest Ave., Trenton, N. J. 

DAYTON L. RANCK, 'IS, Treasurer 35 Market St., Lewisburg 

FRANK G. DAVIS, '11, Acting Secretary and Editor Lewisburg 

Board of Directors 

W. C. LOWTHER, '14 288 Walton Ave., South Orange, N. J. 

EMMA E. DILLON, '15 609 Broad St. Bank Bldg., Trenton, N. J. 

WILLIAM J. IRVIN, '22 202 Hillcrest Ave., Trenton, N. J. 

E. A. SNYDER, 'H 4}I Clark St., South Orange, N. J. 

CLYDE P. BAILEY, '29 206 Beech St., Edgewood, Pa! 

MILLER A. JOHNSON, '20 1425 West Market St.. Lewisburg 

O. V. W. HAWKINS, -13 Flower Hill, Plandome, N. Y. 

ARNAUD C. MARTS 521 Fifth Ave., New York City 


CTVr^HEN Bucknell Alumni learned the personnel 
vjZ/ of the committee selected to choose their 
new leader, they were satisfied. Headed by Presi- 
dent Marts, the committee was loaded with good 
judgment and concern for the future of Bucknell. 
Captain Marts' statement in the announcement of 
his resignation indicated that the committee had been 
successful in finding a man who would carry on the 
high traditions built up in a century of Bucknell 

That they were successful is the belief of all those 
who had known Dr. Spencer before and those who 
met him when he visited the campus. His genial 
personality and his forthright statement that he 
didn't know what he was going to do but that any- 
thing done would be a group project aroused the 
enthusiasm of his hearers. Also, we have observed 
about the campus the belief that he has a philosophy 

of education and knows the direction in which he 
hopes to lead the University. 

Of profound satisfaction to all Bucknellians should 
be the following quotation from Dr. Spencer's letter 
submitting his resignation to the Board of Trustees 
of Pennsylvania College for Women: 

"I submit my resignation with a great deal of sad- 
ness after many sleepless nights. As you know, I 
have had many opportunities to leave PCW during 
the past four or five years. All of these opportunities 
I have declined, because there is an indefinable per- 
sonality about Pennsylvania College for Women which 
I have not found in another institution until recently, 
and that institution is Bucknell University where I 
have been unanim.ously elected to the presidency to 
succeed Dr. A. C. Marts, who has just resigned. 

"I have reached the age where I must now make up 
my mind to stay at PCW for the rest of my life or 
leave and take up additional responsibilities. Bucknell 
University appears to offer just the challenge that I 
need, and I have, therefore, accepted the presidency 
of that institution." 

His successes to date have been unusual for a man 
of his age. His standing in the state and nation 
assure the respect that Bucknell's president should 
demand. The outpourings of regret from the cit- 
izens of Pittsburgh and from his present faculty 
portend relationships with the community and Buck- 
nell family that are pleasant to contemplate. 

The Alumnus, organ of 10,000 loyal Bucknell- 
ians, promises him the enthusiastic support of an 
alumni body than which there is no better. 

^/^HE launching of the Ship, Bucknell Victory, 
V_y came as a surprise to every Bucknellian. The 
only explanation we can offer for this new honor is 
that President Marts is as usual on the job, looking 
after Bucknell's interests. 

I — — (Tear ofF here) 


Place a cross (x) in the square immediately to the left of the name of the person whom you favor for the 
position of Alumni Trustee of Bucknell University. 

□ C. Preston Dawson 

Q Fred O. Schnure 

Your Name.. 

and Address , 

Please tear out this ballot and mail it to Dr. F. G. Ballentine, Committee Chairman, Bucknell University, 
Lewisburg, Pa. We regret that we cannot insert a more easily removable ballot. Our reason for not doing 
so is that postal regulations will not permit it. 

hnportant: No votes will be counted which are mailed later than May 1, 1945. 
(See opposite side of this sheet for biographical material on the candidates.) 

[ 22 

The message lliis moiilli is not a message lo llie Alumni 
bill- a letter jroii/ all Ilic Alumni, 10, 000 siron/,', scallcrcii 
tlirouglioiit the world. 

Di;ak Dk. Maris: 

It: was with deep jx-grel: that we learned of your 
resii^nation as "Prexy," effective in June, that you 
will devote all your time to your "war job" and 
when that is finally torapleted you will again head 
your own business firm in New York. 

We have all heard, over our radios, some crooner 
sing a new song, "Accentuate the Positive." This 
sounded like a nonsensical play on words but as 
the song proceeded there developed the thought that 
here, set to modern dance rhythm, was sound philos- 
ophy for all of us. 

The song goes something like this: 

"You've got to accentuate the positive, 
Eliminate the negative, 
Latch on to the affirmative. 
Don't mess with Mr. In-Between." 

Ft seems to us that the al-nn-e theme typifies your 
administration as president of liucknell. You have 
contacted the pf)sitivc and the negative, the good 
and the bad, the optimistic and the pessimistic. Of 
necessity there are oppositcs in all things, for if 
there were no evil there could be no good; if there 
were no opposition there could be no progress. You 
have always been optimistic; when a new building 
was proposed, a lot of us felt, "It can't be done," 
but with your positive thoughts and able guidance 
it was always accomplished. 

Bucknell has forged ahead in the past ten years 
to become one of the greatest small colleges of the 
country, both materially and spiritually, and we will 
continue to go ahead, for the Alumni will be back 
of your successor. Dr. Spencer, 100 per cent. 

Please continue to come around to our Alumni 
meetings and don't forget to come back home to 
"The Hill" at every opportunity. We'll be looking 
for you. 

Godspeed to you in all your future undertakings. 
Sincerely yours for Old Bucknell, 

W. C. LowTHiiR, '14, Preaidenl. 

* * * 

CLASS REunions 

/N THE old days we always had at Commence- 
ment time reunions of the classes the ages of 
which were divisible by five. Since the War began, 
this has been impossible and the idea would be even 
more fantastic this year, what with the tightened 
manpower and the transportation situation. 

However, it is possible to hold reunions that will 
be very satisfying to the members of your class. Dr. 
Albert R. Garner of the Class of '99 held a reunion 
last year which we think set the pattern for wartime 
readjustment to the current way of life and for still 
keeping up the old class spirit. He asked the Alumni 
Office for the names of all the living members of 
his class. These were sent to him and he communi- 
cated with them, receiving a bale of interesting mate- 
rials. A very abbreviated report was published in 
the September Alumnus but a fairly full mimeo- 
graphed report was sent to every member of the class. 

How about holding a "mail-order" reunion of 
your class if its age is divisible by five.'' The Alumni 
Office will be glad to co-operate in every way pos- 
sible. If you are the last-named president of your 
class, please write to the alumni secretary and tell 
him what you think of the idea. And DO IT NOW. 
If for any reason the 1940 president of your class 
is not available for this planning, see that someone 
else is selected for it. 

(^TT/'ERE is a chance for you to serve your Alma 
^y{y Mater by voting for one of the persons 
nominated for alumni trustee. The names have been 
chosen after much consideration and you may be 
sure that both nominees are superior persons. Dr. 
F. G. Ballentine, '99, is chairman of the committee. 
Other members are Jack Conway, '16, New York; 
Clyde P. Bailey, '29, Pittsburgh; Emma Dillon, '15, 
Trenton; and James Tyson, '11, Philadelphia. 

The past two years only a handful of Alumni have 
taken the trouble to vote. This is not a compliment 
to the nominees, nor is it an indication of interest in 
your Alma Mater, whom we know you hold in high 
esteem. I wish we might inclose a perforated card 
which you could quickly tear out and drop into the 
mail box. However, the Post Office Department will 
not allow tliis, and the ballot appearing on page 22 
must be torn out and mailed. 

Please do this NOW. If you wait, you may forget. 
We want the new trustee to know that he has been 
chosen by a large number of Bucknell Alumni. 

With best wishes, I am 

Very sincerely yours, 

Frank G. Da\is, '11, 

Acting Alumni Secretary. 




Ml^SS^, ill 


Letter from the President 

April 7, 1945. 

Dear Bucknellians: 

For the past ten academic years, I 
have been writing you regularly on this 
page of the Alumni Magazine. Since this 
is to be the last issue of the magazine 
during my administration as president of 
Bucknell, this will be my last message 
to you. When the next issue is published, 
I will be over on your side, one of the 
readers of the magazine rather than one 
of the contributors to its columns. 

Before changing my status, I want 

to write this brief word of appreciation 

to you all for the loyal and enthusiastic 

support which you have given Bucknell 

during my term of office. No college 

president could ever ask or expect a more 

' unified spirit amongst alumni, students, 

faculty, trustees, townspeople, and friends than you have exhibited during my efforts as 

your president. Thank you all with all my heart. 

I am sure that you will continue the fullest measure of your loyalty and devotion 
to Bucknell under President Spencer's administration. Please do! Let us all together, 
shoulder to shoulder, encourage and aid him as he leads Bucknell into wide recogni- 
tion as one of America's greatest and best co-educational colleges and into an era of 
noble service to civilization during an historic crisis of human history. 

A special hail and farewell to you Bucknellians in uniform, on the far-flung battle 
lines! God bless you all, and bring you back to Lewisburg for a big post-war reunion. 

Cordially yours. 




Vol., XXIX. No. I 

Dean Rivenburg Retires 

Will terminate long service at end of June 

Cy'^HE Buckncll faculty assembled on November 
\_J 15 at its rcLjular monthly meeting and con- 
sidered some important business. At the end of the 
business session, Dean R. H. Rivenburg, '97, gave a 
report on the condition of the University which 
greatly interested the members of the faculty. He 
pictured the future as one of service based on a tra- 
dition of devotion to the pub- 
lic good and to the needs and 
aspirations of thousands of 
young Americans. At the end 
of his talk, he hesitated and 
then said, not without some 
feeling, that the time had come 
for him to lay down his work 
at Bucknell and allow some 
younger person to carry on. 

Naturally, the announce- 
ment produced a sensation. 
Without allowing time for 
anyone to say a public word of 
protest or appreciation, he dis- 
missed the meeting. Faculty 
members moved up to shake 
his hand and express their re- 
gret that the 22-year relation- 
ship will end at the close of 
the present school year. That 
was all there was to it. The 
end of more than two decades of devotion to Buck- 
nell and her students had come and the relationship 
was cut otf just like that. 

Dean Rivenburg came to Bucknell in the summer 
of 1923 from his position of assistant headmaster 
and head of the Mathematics Department at Peddie 
School. His coming was made necessary by the tragic 
death of Llewellyn Phillips, '92, one of the all-time 
"greats" of Bucknell history. Dean Rivenburg lost 
no time in getting down to work. He had a notion 
as to how his job should be done and immediately 
proceeded to take on the duties that were assigned 

to him. Doctor I'.nifjry W. Hunt was in the later 
years of his service as president, and Dean Rivenburg 
apparently felt that he should carry as much of 
the load as it was humanly possible for him to do. 
In the early days he taught a course in secondary 
education but after three or four years gave that up 
because of the pressure of his administrative duties. 
On President Hunt's retire- 
ment the University had a 
brief period when Dr. Charles 
P. Vaughan, president of the 
Board of Trustees, was acting 
president, with the Dean car- 
rying most of the administra- 
tive duties. Dr. Homer P. 
Rainey came in 1931, and the 
Dean had to "break in" a new 
president. This is not said 
with any disparagement of Dr. 
Rainey, for the breaking-in 
process is always necessary 
when the second in command 
must adjust his techniques to 
the ideas of a new superior. 
However, this was done with 
the same sa?ig froid and com- 
posure as were present again 
in 1935 when Dr. Marts came 
as acting president on a part- 
time basis. Then Dean Rivenburg was made vice- 
president of the University in charge of academic 
affairs. Dr. Marts introduced him to the faculty as 
the "president of vice." To those who knew the 
character of Dean Ri\enburg, this was indeed an ex- 
ample of subtle and kindly humor. 

During his service at Bucknell. the Dean has taken 
a large part in higher education in Pennsvlvania. 
For many years a member of the Public Relations 
Committee of the Association of College Presidents 
of Pennsylvania, he was influential in stimulating and 
cooperating in the growth in the service of that or- 


Published in March, June, September and December by 


F.nrercd a,s seciind-clas.s matter December 30, 1930 at the post office ,U Lewisburg, P.i.. unjfer the Act of August 24, 1912 

ganization. He was president of the Department of 
Higher Education of the Pennsylvaiiia State Educa- 
tion Association and a member of the Executive 
Committee of that organization. He served as pres- 
ident of the Eastern Association of College Deans 
and Advisers of Men. 

In the Baptist denomination Dean Rivenburg has 
been an outstanding leader. He is chairman of the 
Board of Managers and chairman of the Committee 
on Sunday School Publications of the American Bap- 
tist Publication Society; vice-president of the Amer- 
ican Baptist Publication Society; and vice-chairman 
of the new joint Board of Education and Publication 
of the Northern Baptist Convention. While at both 
Peddie School and Bucknell, he has been a leader in 
the local Baptist churches, holding high office in 
both places. 

He has been in demand as a public speaker and 
has addressed many important gatherings. He is the 
author of "A Review of Algebra," published by the 
American Book Company. 

On November 22, 1874, R. H. Rivenburg was born 
at Clifford, in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 
the place that has been his summer home for many 
years. He is the son of Henry Rivenburg and Charity 
Scutt Rivenburg. His brother, Sidney W. Rivenburg, 
who attended Bucknell and Brown, who was grad- 
uated from Rochester Theological Seminary and later 
from medical school, was for 42 years a missionary 
in India, 32 of those years a medical missionary, most 
of the time at Cohima Assam. His sister, Josephine, 
was the wife of Dr. Milton G. Evans, '82, former 
president of Crozer Theological Seminary and Buck- 
nell trustee. 

The Dean prepared for college at Keystone Acad- 
emy and entered Bucknell in the Class of 1897, grad- 
uating sutiinia cum laude. He received the M.A. 
degree in 1898. Later he attended summer sessions 
at Cornell and Harvard. While in college, he was 
a member of the tennis team, member of the Phi 
Gamma Delta fraternity, president of his class in 
his junior year and editor-in-chief of the Bucknell 
■ Mirror. 

In the fall of 1897, he went to Peddie School at 
Hightstown, New Jersey, as instructor in mathe- 
matics. He became head of the Department of 
Mathematics in 1899 and in 1912 was chosen assist- 
ant headmaster, which positions he held until com- 
ing to Bucknell in 1923. While in New Jersey, he 
was president of the Association of Mathematics 
Teachers of New Jersey and president of the Hights- 
town Board of Education. 

In 1928 John B. Stetson University conferred on 
him the degree of Doctor of Laws. He is a member 
of Phi Beta Kappa and Kappa Phi Kappa. 

Dean Rivenburg married iVIarian Jones. They have 
two children — Dr. Marjorie J. Rivenburg, A.M., '24, 


a member of the faculty of the University of Rich- 
mond, and Romlyn J., '35, (Mrs. Marlin E. Bals- 
baugh) of Hershey, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Rivenburg, 
during her stay in Lewisburg, has been active in 
numerous civic, social and religious organizations. 
Her keen sense of humor and innate ability have 
been felt throughout the community. 

* * 

Article from November 23 BucknelUan: 

Marts Praises Retiring Dean's Great Service 

"Dean Rivenburg's retirement will bring to a close the 
longest term of service of any dean of Bucknell," said 
the president. "It has been a service rendered with high 
honor and faithfulness which will, I am sure, be recorded 
by trustees, faculty and alumni in their records with sin- 
cere appreciation and flattering praise. Dean Rivenburg 
has carried added responsibilities of an unusual charac- 
ter, in his duties as vice-president, during my term as 

"Dean Rivenburg has remained loyal, during a period 
of great instability and change, to centuries-old standards 
of integrity and honor and has aided greatly in main- 
taining these high standards at Bucknell. 

"I do not know what his personal plans after retire- 
ment may be, but I sincerely hope that he and Mrs. 
Rivenburg will remain as residents of Lewisburg and 
pass their years of 'emeritus' in close association with the 
college community. 

"Dean Rivenburg's successor will probably be an- 
nounced early in the March semester, in ample time for 
him to arrange to take over the responsibilities of the 
otfice of dean on July 1, 1945. 

"All friends of Bucknell join me, I know, in thanking 
Dean Rivenburg for his faithful service to Bucknell, and 
in wishing for him and Mrs. Rivenburg a long and happy 
life in the years ahead." 

Article from December 21 BucknelUan: 

Trustees Praise Dean Rivenburg 

"The severance of a cooperative and friendly relation- 
ship of long standing always brings sorrow and regret. 
To Bucknellians and the citizens of Lewisburg, who have 
known, respected and loved Dean Rivenburg, this sepa- 
ration after 21 years of association is especially poignant. 
His unfailing patience, sympathy and wisdom in dealing 
with their personal problems has been a source of 
strength to all the students who came under his guidance; 
while his dignity, high-mindedness and unfailing loyalty 
have set an ideal of conduct recognized by all who have 
had contact with him in the University, the local com- 
munity and the state. 

"As vice-president of the University, Dean Rivenburg 
has carried a heavy burden and labored unceasingly to 
advance the interests of Bucknell. "Words are weak to 
express the gratitude that all friends of the college and 
particularly the Board of Trustees feel for his stalwart 
support in these difficult years. Dean Rivenburg will be 
missed sorely from the I3ucknell campus and from the 

(Continued on page 16.) 

William H. Colhman 

(T\^ WILLIAM H. COLEMAN will serve as 
JLJ Bucknell's college dean for one year begin- 
ning July 1, 1945. In his announcement of the ap- 
pointment, President Marts said, "We have asked 
Dr. Coleman to serve as dean for one year because 
of the special help we believe he can give to Presi- 
dent-Elect Spencer during the first year of the latter's 
administration. It is our thought that it would be 
wise to defer the selection of a permanent dean until 
Dr. Spencer has taken over the presidency and famil- 
iarized himself with the Bucknell situation." 

Dr. Coleman has been professor of English at 
Bucknell since 1924. He had previously taught at 
Bates College, the University of Wisconsin and Fur- 
man University. He has also been a lecturer at 
Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College. 

A graduate of Acadia University in Nova Scotia, 
he later studied at Yale, the University of Wisconsin, 
Harvard and Cambridge University in England. He- 
has been a frequent contributor to periodicals and is 
co-editor with Dr. Harry W. Robbins of "Western 
World Literature," a college textbook now in its 
seventh printing. Since 1932 he has been editor of 
the drama section of Good Reading. He is a mem- 
ber of the National Committee on College Reading. 

Dr. Coleman has long been identified with service 
organization activities and is in steady demand as a 
speaker before civic, business, religious and other 
organizations and as a lecturer on books, plays and 
literary topics. He frequently is called upon to serve 
as interim minister in nearby churches. 

A member of numerous scholastic and professional 
organizations, the new Bucknell dean was elected to 
Phi Beta Kappa when a chapter of that society was 
established at Bucknell. 

CV/^ANK, I J. S. Army newspaper published in 
X Paris, recently quoted Dr. Herbert L. Spencer 
to the effect that no institution of whxh he was pres- 
ident had ever lost a football game. 

Recently, students entering Pennsylvania Q)l!ege 
for Women ranked in the highest two per cent 
among those entering 300 picked American colleges. 

Dr. Spencer has acted as judge in important photo- 
graphic contests and has exhibited his own produc- 
tions a number of times. 

One of our new president's extra-curricular activi- 
ties is acting as consulting engineer to manufacturing 
and research organizations. He received his first 
college degree from Carnegie Institute of Technology 
in the field of mechanical engineering, 

A significant contribution to public education in 
Pittsburgh was made by Dr. Herbert L. Spencer 
when, as director of the Frick Training School, he 
arranged the cooperative agreement between the 
Board of Education and the University of Pittsburgh 
whereby graduates of the Training School received 
college degrees from the University. 

The faculty of the Pennsylvania College for 
Women have presented Dr. Spencer with a leather- 
bound parchment book illuminated in gold, contain- 
ing an expression of appreciation and good will 
signed by faculty members. The art work and illu- 
mination were done by Dr. Coit R. Hoechst, Bucknell 
'07, a long-time friend of the University's next pres- 

On Dr. Spencer's wall will hang a plaque pre- 
sented to him by the Board of Directors of the Pitts- 
burgh Metropolitan YMCA. expressing recognition 
of his long and able service to that institution. 

Mrs. Spencer's silver chest will include a 12-place 
set of dining room silver presented to her by the 
students of the Pennsylvania College for Women. 

Coit R. Hoechst composed the original quintet for 
flute, violin, viola, piano and cello which was played 
at the celebration in honor of Dr. Herbert L. Spencer 
at the Webster Hall, Pittsburgh, on May 7. 


Roy G. Bostwick 

(^OY G. BOSTWICK, '05, heads Bucknell's dis- 
l.[^ tinguished Board of Trustees. He has been a 
board member since 1919 and became chairman of 
the Board in December, 1941. This alumnus of 40 
years' standing has rendered vahant service to his 
Alma Mater. Always alert to her every need, he 
spends much of his busy life looking after the inter- 
ests of Bucknell. Recently he was recipient of the 
Who's Who in America Award of Citation for Out- 
standing Philanthropy to Bucknell University. 

Dr. Bostwick is a native of DuBois, Pennsylvania, 
the son of Charles Edgar and Elizabeth Rebecca 
(Grier) Bostwick. His wife is the former Marie 
Louise Leiser, who was graduated from the Bucknell 
Institute in '99 and also from the School of Music 
in '02. They live at 120 Ruskin Avenue, Pittsburgh, 

He received the A.B. and A.M. degrees from 
Bucknell in 1903 and the LL.B. degree from the Uni- 
versity of Pittsburgh Law School in 1908. He was 
admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1908 and has 
practiced in Pittsburgh since then. From 1909 to 
1921 he was a member of Brown, Stewart and Bost- 
wick. Since 1921 he has been a partner in the firm 
of Thorp, Bostwick, Reed and Armstrong, having 
been since 1942 the senior member. The company 
handles an extensive legal business for many nation- 
ally known corporations, especially steel companies, 
manufacturing and oil concerns. In the legal field 
he is a member of the national, state and local bar 
associations. He is a member of the Special Commit- 
tee on Ways and Means of the American Bar Asso- 


elation, the Budget Committee of the Pennsylvania 
Bar Association, the Committee on Legal Biography 
and History of the Allegheny County Bar Associa- 
tion, the American Law Institute, the American Ju- 
dicature Society and is secretary of the Law Library 
Committee of Allegheny County. He is regarded by 
members of his profession as a "great lawyer." 

Outside of his immediate profession, Mr. Bost- 
wick is active in business, welfare, cultural, fraternal 
and religious organizations. He is president and 
trustee of the Family Society of Allegheny County; 
president and director. Arcade Land Company; vice- 
president and director, Wilkinsburg Bank; secretary 
and director, Wilkinsburg Hotel Company; director. 
Federation of Social Agencies, Public Charities Asso- 
ciation of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Chapter of the 
American Red Cross, Bankers Lithographing Com- 
pany; chairman. Blood Donor Service, Pittsburgh 
Chapter, American Red Cross; member, Allegheny 
County Board of Public Assistance, Art Commission 
of the City of Pittsburgh, Budget Committee of the 
Community Fund, Pittsburgh and Wilkinsburg 
Chambers of Commerce, American Museum of Nat- 
ural History, Foreign Policy Association, Academy 
of Political Science, Council on Foreign Relations, 
Inc., Western Pennsylvania Historical Society, Navy 
League, National Aeronautic Association of U. S. A.; 
and fellow, American Geographical Society. He 
served as Chief, Division of Analysis and Chief, Di- 
vision of Complaints, National War Labor Board, 
Washington, D. C, during World War I. He is a 
Mason and a member of the Masonic Veterans Asso- 
ciation, Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa Sigma, Theta Delta 
Tau, Phi Delta Sigma, Duquesne Club, Union 
League Club, University Club, Amen Corner, Har- 
vard-Yale-Princeton Club, Longue Vue Country Club, 
Pittsburgh Field Club, Wilmas Club and Civic Club 
of Allegheny County. Mr. Bostwick is an elder in 
the Presbyterian Church, a trustee of the Interna- 
tional Society of Christian Endeavor, chairman of the 
Pittsburgh Round Table of the National Conference 
of Christians and Jews, a director of the Boys' Club 
of Wilkinsburg and vice-president of the East Bor- 
oughs Council of Boy Scouts. 

A busy man, our board chairman, yet always with 
extra time to give to Bucknell. And he heads a group 
of busy and successful men and women, people of 
affairs and influence, to whom our new president will 
look for support and counsel as he leads Bucknell 
in the crucial post-war years. Space will not permit 
biographical sketches of board members but it ap- 
pears fitting to introduce them to Bucknellians at 
this time of transition. They are: 

Name Business Connection Address 

Aubrey, Edwin E President, Crozer Theological 

Seminary Chester, Pa. 

Bcnedum, Michael L. . .Capitalist Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Bolton, Elmer K Director of Research, E. I. 

duPont deNemours and 

Company Wilmington, Del. 

Bostwick, Roy G. , , . 
Burpee, David 

Darlington, Richard . 

Greene, luiwartl M. . 
Harris, Mary Belie . . 

Hastings. Berkeley V, 
Henderson, Joseph W, 
Holtun, Charles R, . . 

Hopper, H. Boardman 

Howell, Alfred C. . . 

Hopwiioii, J. M 

King, William I. . . , 
Kress. Rush H 

Lindback, Christian R. 
McClintock. Gilbert S. 
McClure, James F. . . 
Macklin, J. F. . . , , . 

Marts, Arnaud C. . . . 
Mathieson, Andrew R, 

Overholt, Ernest . . . . 
Pangburn, Edward \V 

Poling, Daniel A. . . 
Richards, Earl' M. . , 

Roemer, Henry A, 

Rooke, R. L 

Schnure, Fred O. 

Shirley, John T. . . 

Smith, H. F 

Sordoni, Andrew J, 

Trax, Harland A. . . . 
Weckesser, Frederick J 
White, William R. . 
Wolfe, Mary M 

BnsiNi'SS Connection Address 

.Lawyer Pilt.sburgh, Pa. 

.President. W. Atlee Burpee 

Company Philadelphia. Pa. 

.President. Pennsylvania Hud- 
son Company Philadelphia, I^l. 

.Retired I-eathcr Manufacturer. .Huntingdon. Pa. 

.Formerly Superintendent, Fed- 
eral Reformatory for Wom- 
en, Alderson, W. Va I.ewishurg, Pa. 

.Insurance Milton, Pa. 

. Lawyer Philadelphia, Pa. 

.Vice-President in Charge of 
Purchases. Bethlehem Steel 
Company Bethlehem, Pa. 

.Investments; Senior Partner, 
Hopper, Soliday and Com- 
pany Philadelphia, Pa. 

.Vice-President, Guaranty Trust 

Company New York, N. Y. 

.President, Hagan Corporation.. Pittsburgh, Pa. 

■ Lawyer Pittsburgh, Pa. 

.President, S. H. Kress Chain 

Stores New York, N. Y. 

.President, Abbott Dairies Philadelphia, Pa. 

• Lawyer WilkesBarrc, Pa. 

. Lawyer Lewisburg, Pa. 

.President. J. H. Weaver Coal 

Company Philadelphia. Pa. 

.President. Marts and Lundy, 

Incorporated New York, N. Y. 

.Salary Administration Super- 
visor, United States Steel 
Corporation of Delaware ...Pittsburgh, Pa. 

• Banker Scottdale, Pa. 

. Doctor : Lieutenant Command- 
er, Medical Corps, U.S.N.R. .Philadelphia, Pa. 

• Minister, Baptist Temple ....Philadelphia. Pa. 
. Assistant to Vice-President in 

Charge of Operations, Re- 
public Steel Corporation . . . Cleveland, O. 

.President, Sharon Steel Cor- 
poration Pittsburgh, Pa. 

.Member, New York Stock 

Exchange New York, N. Y. 

.Electrical Superintendent 

Bethlehem Steel Company. .Sparrows Point 

• Insurance Pittsburgh, Pa. 

.Surgeon Harrisburg, Pa. 

.Owner, Sordoni Construction 

Company. Telephone Com- 
panies, Hotel System Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 

.Retired Telephone Company 

Executive Upper Montclair, N, 

.Retired Executive, Woolworth 

Company Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 

.Vice-President, Guaranty Trust 

Company New York, N. Y. 

.Retired; formerly Superintend- 
ent, Laurelton State Village. Lewisburg, Pa. 


* * 


^^BOUT 225 friends attended the dinner in 
-^ honor of Dean and Mrs. Rivenburg on Friday 
evening, May 11, in the Women's Coltege dining 
room. Speakers representing the Board of Trus- 
tees, the administration, the faculty, the Lewisburg 
churches, the community and the student body were, 
respectively, Dr. Mary B. Harris, '94, Dayton L. 
Ranck, '15, Dr. George B. Lawson, Dr. Gordon 
Poteat, Dr. Charles M. Bond, and Miss Elise Miller. 
Dr. Rudolph Peterson, '15, acted as chairman. 

During the dinner, Mrs. W. H. Coleman, repre- 
senting the Campus Club, gave a corsage to Mrs. 
Rivenburg, who replied by reading a clever poem. 
The guests of honor were then presented with a 
large silver plate and a book containing more than 
(Continued on p^Jge 22.) 

Mrs. Harriet Mason Stevens 

■^ L Bucknell's oldest graduate, who at the age 
of 103 is described as agile and alert, is the subject 
of a long feature article in the Newport News CVir- 
ginia) Press. The writer must have enjoyed doing 
the story, for she bubbles over with enthusiasm as 
she tells of Mrs. Stevens' many activities during her 
long experience as a missionary's wife in Burma. She 
recommends in these near-meatless days the diet of 
Mrs. Stevens and her Burmese friends — English tea 
and toast with native rice and curry. 

A considerable part of the story deals with a gild- 
ed queen's chest and its contents, purchased by Mrs. 
Stevens' husband after the British took Mandalay. 
"A royal gift for a royal person" were his words 
when presenting it to her. 

A considerable portion of the story concerns iVlrs. 
Stevens' educational work, which began in a small 
room with four girls and one boy and grew rapidly 
to an entire roomful of young ladies. Perhaps the 
most famous woman pupil was Saur Sa. Although 
when the school was started onlv three of the women 
could read, Saur Sa continued her studies and was the 
first Burmese girl to receive a doctor's degree from 
Edinburgh Universit)'. 

Mrs. Stevens takes a brisk walk each afternoon 
and each day reads in her Burmese Bible, which she 
helped to translate. No doubt many Bucknellians 
will want to remember her birthday, November 24. 
She will be 104 this fall. Her address is Sage Court, 
Hampton, Virginia. 


O^HE House of Representatives of the Women's 
^-^ Student Government Association is conducting 
a campaign to buy books for the hbrary of the SS 
Bucknell Victory, launched in San Francisco on Feb- 
ruary 10, 1945. A contest for the design of a suit- 
able book plate was won by Kay Davis, a senior. 
Professor Gummo, Harold Hayden, librarian, and a 
representative of the Women's Student Government 
Association served as judges. The plate appears at 
the top of this column. 

The project grew out of a suggestion by President 
Marts, who wrote, "The College could send a check 
to the American Merchant Marine Library Associa- 
tion with an order to deliver a library to the ship, but 
I think it would mean more if the girls would man- 
age the whole affair and put the personal touch to it." 

A list of books will be obtained from the Amer- 
ican Merchant Marine Library Association and the 
books will be purchased by Mr. Hayden. A memorial 
plaque will also go to the ship's library. 

* * * * 


°^ and Mrs. Charles V. (Helen Shaffer) Iredell, 
'20 and '18, have been added to the list of persons 
contributing one hundred dollars or more to the Hun- 
dredth Birthday Fund, as of May 3, 1945. 

m GfilffllH, '99, OltS 

CT"^ HE college and community, as well as many 
\S) athletic officials throughout the East, were 
saddened by the death on March 18 of Dr. Benjamin 
W. Griffith, since 1908 a member of the Bucknell 
language faculty. Dr. Gordon Poteat, pastor of the 
Lewisburg Baptist Church, conducted the funeral 
service and Dean Rivenburg gave the memorial ad- 
dress. Less than a year before, his wife, the former 
Elizabeth Richardson, had passed away of a heart 
attack and Ben had not been well since her death. 
For all but six years since he came to Bucknell, he 
had been faculty manager of athletics. He had many 
friends among college athletic officials, one of whom, 
Dean Carl P. Schott, School of Physical Education 
and Athletics, Pennsylvania State College, said in a 
letter to Dean Rivenburg: "The death of Ben Griffith 
has been a personal loss to me. Although our con- 
tacts were not many, I had learned to admire and • 
respect him. He was always on the right side of any 
athletic problem where there was a wrong and a 
right side. He stood for the finest and best in ath- 
letics, and will leave a mark that will extend down 
through the years. The athletic relationships between 
Bucknell and Penn State have always been most 
friendly. We never had any disagreement with Ben. 
He was always most willing to yield to any recom- 
mendation which we made concerning the changing 
of dates in helping us to arrange our football sched- 
ule. We shall not soon forget this attitude of co- 
operation on his part. It is to be hoped that whoever 
takes up his duties will continue the splendid admin- 
istration, ideals, and procedures which Ben estab- 
lished. To have them otherwise would not be char- 
acteristic of Ben's policy. Those of us who attended 
the funeral services from Penn State were glad we 
did. We could not have permitted the event to pass 
without showing our affection and respect." 

While an undergraduate at Bucknell, Ben played 
quarterback on the football team and second base in 
baseball, in both cases being a teammate of Christy 

On graduation he became a modern language in- 
structor at Lock Haven Normal School until 1905 
and then taught at Clarion Normal School until he 
came to Bucknell in 1908. 

Dr. Griffith received his doctor's degree from the 
University of Paris in 1931, his dissertation, "Balzac 
aux Etats Unis," being published in Paris the same 
year. He served in the First World War and traveled 
widely in Europe. 

He leaves three children: Dorothy, Nancy and 
Daniel. The girls are now Mrs. Earl Grimm of Fort 

(Continued on page 9-) 


Harry L. Nancarrow 

/J)ROBABLY the Bucknellian who ranks highest 
J in the raih-oad field is Harry L. Nancarrow, '20, 
who was recently named general manager of the 
Eastern Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad. His 
rise has been a phenomenal one and involves a num- 
ber of important promotions in the mechanical field, 
these probably stemming from his training at Buck- 
nell in the field of mechanical engineering. 

He started as a machinist with the New York Cen- 
tral Railroad during his summer vacation. He was 
employed as a draftsman by the Pennsylvania Rail- 
road in October, 1920, and is now rounding out a 
quarter of a century of service with this company. 
He was promoted in 1921, 1924 and 1926, in the 
latter year being raised from gang foreman to assist- 
ant foreman of the Altoona ensrinehouse. In March 


he became assistant master mechanic of the Akron 
Division at Akron, Ohio. The next year he was 
transferred to the Erie and Ashtabula Division at 
New Castle, Pennsylvania, as master mechanic, serv- 
ing subsequently in a similar capacity at Baltimore 
from January, 1929, to January, 1931. He then 
served as master mechanic at the Philadelphia Ter- 
minal Division until September 1936, at this time 
acting as master mechanic of the Atlantic and Schuyl- 
kill Divisions. In 1936 he was made superintendent 
of the Logansport Division at Logansport, Indiana, 
and in 1938 of the Buffalo Division. 

In 1939 he was appointed superintendent of pas- 
senger transportation. Eastern Division, a year later 
becoming superintendent of the Pittsburgh Division. 

and in 19-11 he was made general superintendent of 
Lake Division. Next he became general manager of 
the Western Region and held this job until January 
16, 1945, when promoted to his present position. 

Nancarrow is a member of Kappa Sigma and the 
Hucknell Bison Club, as well as of the Masonic Fra- 
ternity and the American Society of Mechanical En- 
gineers. His list of college activities was a long one, 
and he is reported in the "L' Agenda" as "a Charles 
Schwab in embryo." He belongs to the Methodist 
Church and is a Republican. 

Mrs. Nancarrow is the former Marjorie McCoy of 
Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, and they have one son, 
John. They reside at Rittenhouse Plaza, 1901 Wal- 
nut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

^LUMNI need not be told of the effect of the 
•^ war on men's colleges. In nearly every case 
in which such a college does not have an Army or 
Navy program, the effect has been disastrous. Buck- 
nell is fortunate enough to have over 600 women en- 
rolled. The number when college opens on Novem- 
ber 1 will be about 700. During the current semes- 
ter, 120 civilian men are in attendance. In addition, 
about 250 Navy V-12 trainees are located here. This 
program will be terminated in October. Bucknell- 
ians need not be told that balancing the budget in 
1945-46 with 800 or 900 students in an institution 
geared to 1,300 will be an aerial act to tax the skill 
of a treasurer even as versatile as Bucknell's Dayton 

Therefore, Alumni will render a great service to 
Alma Mater if they will direct qualified men to 
Bucknell. To be sure, those who come will usually 
be only 17 years of age, but a semester or year on 
the campus will prove of much value to them and is 
likely to bring them back after the war w'ith Japan 
is over. 

Ben Griffith, '99, Dies 

(Continued froi/i page 8.) 

Sill, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Howard Snyder of Lewis- 
burg; Daniel is married and lives in Lansdowne, 
Pennsylvania. All are Bucknell graduates. He 
leaves one sister, also, Mrs. Thomas Morris of St. 
Clair, Pennsylvania, and three grandchildren. 

A popular and respected member of the faculty, 
with a dignity and kindliness that won the hearts of 
all, Benjamin W. Griffith will long be remembered 
by those who knew him. 


iiifOLaefOfiMVOLui u m m Buciaiis 
in Hoooe Of oton fiivfOBURG 

y/T A dinner given by the Bucknell faculty on 
^yjL May 11 in lienor of Dean and Mrs. Riven- 
burg, a volume of personal letters and appreciations 
was presented to them. 

In his presentation speech. Dr. Bond called atten- 
tion to the fact that the volume of letters was only 
partially complete. It contained letters of apprecia- 
tion and good wishes from members of the faculty 
and the Board of Trustees only. Many Alumni will 
want to add their own letters for inclusion in the 
book. These should be sent to the Alumni Office. 
Below are listed the detailed directions for writing 
the letters. 

Use white paper, 8I/2 x 1 1 inches in size. Side 
margins should be as follows: left, V/g inches; 
right, ly^ inches. The difference allows for binding. 
The top margin should be no less than 21^ inches 
and the bottom margin no less than ll/j inches. 
Please limit your letter to a single sheet, single or 
double spaced. Address it to "Dean Rivenburg" or 
to "Dean and Mrs. Rivenburg." 



(^^*^HE June Commencement program, which will 
KD combine the regular graduation exercises with 
the inauguration of President Spencer, will take place 
on Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23. 
The program in detail follows: 

Friday, June 22 

1:30 p. m. — Meeting of the Board of Trustees — Lounge, Vaughan 
Literature Building. 

2:00 p.m. — Business Meeting of the General Alutnnae Associa- 
tion — Larison Hall Lounge. 

3:00 and 3:30 p.m. — Bucknell Scenes and Activities, Sound Mo- 
tion Pictures — Bucknell Hall. 

4:00 p. m. — Assembly of the General Alumni Association — Alum- 
ni Office. 

7:00 p.m. — Academic Procession — Stadium Road. 

7:30 p.m. — Baccalaureate Service — Davis Gymnasium. 

9:00 p. m.— Open House— Hunt Hall. 

9:30 p.m. — Meeting of the Board of Directors of the General 
Alumni Association — Alumni Office. 

Saturday, June 23 

9:00 a.m. — Academic Procession — Stadium Road. 
9:30 a.m. — Commencement Exercises — Davis Gymnasium. 
10:30 a.m. — Inauguration of President Herbert L. Spencer — Davis 


O^HIS is being written Tuesday morning, May 8, 
^^ just after the announcement by President 
Truman that Germany has finally surrendered. Buck- 
nell is having no celebration. Students and faculty 
realize that this should be a day of rejoicing but 
rejoicing mixed with sorrow for the sacrifices that 
Bucknellians have made that freedom might not 
perish from the earth. Those men who gave their 
lives in the European War will never be forgotten. 
Bucknell has already planned a memorial to these 

Many of the Bucknellians who will be released in 
the European theater will no doubt be discharged 
from service and those who have not yet finished 
their college courses will be looking toward Lewis- 
burg and planning to complete their training under 
the G. I. Bill of Rights. Bucknell is ready to receive 
them and work with them in the solution of their 
educational problems. It is to be hoped that many 
of them will be back on the campus in November, 

The University has established a Veterans' Bureau, 
including a testing and counseling department with a 
trained and experienced psychologist in charge. Vet- 
erans should write to Dean Ralph E. Page, director 
of the Bureau, for a booklet describing Bucknell's 
offerings and giving detailed instructions on how to 
transfer from service to college. 

BucKfifLLiflfi fines jounoict 

/^APTAIN JOHN R. NEEFE, '36, and Dr. Jo- 
\^ seph Stokes, Jr., of the University of Pennsyl- 
vania, made known in February in the Journal of the 
Aniericat! Medical Association their discovery of a 
preventive for an infectious hepatitis (jaundice) epi- 
demic. Blood serum globulin, which is used as a 
measles preventive, was found by the researchers to 
be of use in combatting an epidemic of infectious 
jaundice. They experimented with globulin last sum- 
mer at a large summer camp with encouraging re- 

Captain Neefe is a member of Phi Kappa Psi fra- 
ternity and was a biology major while at Bucknell. 
He entered the Maloney Clinic Hospital of the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania in 1944, serving before that 
at the Army and Navy General Hospital at Hot 
Springs, Arkansas. 



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0N JULY 1 Lulu Coe Stolz, '27, will relinquish 
her duties as acting dean of women for the 
third time in recent years. She is the wife of Dr. 
Paul G. Stolz, head of the Bucknell Department 
of Music. 

Mrs. Stolz was born on Kodiak Island in Alaska. 
She received the Bachelor of Music degree from Lin- 
field College in Oregon in 1920, the A.B. from Buck- 
nell in 1927, and the Master of Arts in the field of 
guidance and personnel from Teachers College, Co- 
lumbia University, in 1930. She was instructor in 
piano at Bucknell from 1924 to 1929, acting dean 
of women in the summer school for four years and 
then, for one year, assistant dean of women in the 
Harrisonburg State Teachers College in Virginia. 
She is now president of the Lewisburg Civic Club. 

Her many admirable qualities make Mrs. Stolz 
the logical substitute during hiatuses between deans 
or when the dean of women is on leave. On an- 
nouncing the appointment of a new dean of women. 
President Marts said, "We are deeply grateful to 
Mrs. Stolz for serving as acting dean of women for 
the past year. She has served in this capacity on 
three different occasions during the past several years, 
and always with efficiency and personal charm. 
Bucknell is proud of her and thankful for her un- 
selfish cooperation in any emergency." 

""Under Three Flags" was the theme of Bucknell's 
27th May Day, based on Dr. Marts' 1941 baccalau- 
reate address. 

i^r)lJCKNi;LL is |)lcased to announce its plans for 
JLJ the 1945 summer session. Since the Navy 'V-12 
unit is continuing its stay on our campus, the college 
is going ahead with a sixteen-week summer semester 
as it has done the past two years. This summer term 
will begin on July 2 and end about about October 20. 
Most of the courses given in this term will be those 
required by the V-12 program of the Navy. Courses 
offered will be open to civilian students desiring to 
follow an accelerated program. A number have al- 
ready indicated their intention of being on the cam- 
pus for the entire summer. A short eight-week session 
of academic courses for those desiring some work 
but not wishing to spend the entire summer in Lewis- 
burg will commence on August 27 and terminate at 
the same time as the sixteen-week session. 

The usual education summer school for teachers 
and administrators will be a six-week affair, opening 
on July 2 and closing on August 10. ' Most of the 
courses in the six-week term will be professional 
courses intended for those desiring permanent certifi- 
cation, administrative certificates, or guidance teach- 
ers' or counselors' certificates. It is expected that 
slightly more courses and instructors than last year 
will be needed to handle an increased student enroll- 
ment. A special feature of this year's summer school 
will be the Guidance Workshop under Dr. F. G. 
Davis and T. Bayard Beatty. Dr. W. H. Sauvain is 
in charge of arrangements for the education summer 

It is expected that, as for the past two years, prac- 
tice teaching will be given again in the months of 
September and October with each student teacher 
assigned full time to some school in this vicinity. 
Cooperating schools the past two years have been 
those at Lewisburg, Milton, Sunbury and Northum- 
berland. *:(;**:»: 

IBBfODflS fOli m 

/T) UCKNELLI ANS who failed to purchase copies 
JLJ of the L' Agenda when they were in college 
may wish copies now. The Alumni Office has a num- 
ber for sale. They are dated as follows: 1926, 1927, 
1934, 1937, 1938, 1939 and 1941, and may be ob- 
tained at reduced rates. 

•^ ^ -^ :^ -^ 

Citations for nearly ^0 servicemen were crowded 
out of this issue of the Alumxus because of lack 
of space. Thev will be published, along w'ith addi- 
tional citations, in September. 


Mrs. Eleanor Reppert 


Qi^RS. ELEANOR REPPERT was recently ap- 
V pointed dean of women for one year, begin- 
ning July 1, 1945. She will succeed Mrs. Lulu C. 
Stolz, '27, who has been acting dean for the current 

Mrs. Reppert, who was assistant dean of women 
last summer, is now stationed at the national head- 
quarters of the American Red Cross in Washington, 
D. C, where she is assistant to the director of the 
home nursing service. Her husband, J. Harold Rep- 
pert, a mining engineer, is price executive of the 
bituminous division of the O.P.A. with offices in 

A native of Philipsburg, Pennsylvania, and a grad- 
uate of Swarthmore College in 1919, Mrs. Reppert 
is the mother of six daughters, two of whom are 
married. As soon as her daughters were old enough 
to relieve her of heavy home duties, Mrs. Reppert 
went to Teachers College, Columbia University, and 
earned the degree of Master of Arts in education and 
personnel administration. 

Before going to Washington, she was dean of girls 
in the high school at Plainfield, New Jersey. She has 
been active in women's organizations, having served 
as president of the Plainfield branch of the Associa- 
tion of University Women. Mrs. Reppert is a mem- 
ber of the National Association of Deans of Women 
and at Swarthmore belonged to Kappa Kappa 
Gamma Sorority. 


m mmii mm college 

Cy^HE Bucknell Junior College at Wilkes-Barre, 
C_y Pennsylvania, one of America's high-ranking 
junior colleges, is carrying on with a somewhat re- 
duced enrollment but with its usual efficiency. This 
year for the first time dormitory facilities for women 
are being provided in the attractive Weckesser build- 

A recent letter to the editor of the Alumnus re- 
counts some of the activities in which students en- 
gage. Among these activities are mentioned the 
Student Federalist Club, national society interested in 
Clarence Streit's Federal Union; an International 
Relations Club; Thespians, the dramatic club which 
produces a full program of plays each year; athletics, 
with emphasis on basketball, swimming, tennis, box- 
ing, volley ball, archery, bowling, badminton and 
hiking; a monthly newspaper, The Bucknell Beacon; 
radio workshop; Pre-Med Club; Glee Club; Engi- 
neering Club; Photography Club; and student gov- 
ernment organization. 

Alumni unacquainted with this school should be 
told that the Junior College, of which Dr. Eugene S. 
Farley is director, was established in 1933 and has 
attained high standing with the best accrediting asso- 
ciations. It has an excellent faculty, and a fine group 
of buildings have been donated by public-spirited 
citizens of Wilkes-Barre. 

Alumni may well recommend the school to their 
friends. A few rooms in the residence hall for girls 
are still available for the fall of 1945. 

Some Bucknellians in the vicinity of San Francisco 
may wonder why they did not receive invitatioris to 
the launching of the SS Bucknell Victory. Here is . 
the answer. The original plan provided for the 
launching to take place on February 16. On Friday, 
February 9, the President's Office was notified that 
the date had been moved forward to Saturday night, 
February 10, at midnight. Mr. Hightower wired 
names of all Bucknellians in the vicinity of San 
Francisco to the public relations director of the Per- 
manente Shipyards. The latter issued the invitations 
and the persons whose pictures were published in 
the March Alumnus were apparently the only ones 
present. How many were invited and could not be 
present, we do not know. It is a matter of sincere 
regret to the administration and the Alumni Office 
that not all Bucknellians in the entire area were 

J, Warrun Davis 


(7 WARREN DAVIS, '96, member of the Buck- 
qJ . nell Board of Trustees and former chairman of 
the Board, died of pneumonia February 21 in a Nor- 
folk, Virginia, hospital. Judge Davis was a graduate 
of Crozer Theological Seminary in 1899- He was 
pastor of the Baptist Church at Pedricktown, Mary- 
land, for 18 months, after which he studied for a 
year and a half at the University of Leipsig, Ger- 
many. He entered the University of Pennsylvania 
Law School in 1902 and was graduated in 1906. He 
practiced law four years in Philadelphia, after which 
he was elected to the New Jersey Senate, and as 
Democratic majority leader he pushed through the 
legislature many bills sponsored by the then gov- 
ernor, Woodrow Wilson. When Wilson became 
president, he appointed Davis United States Attor- 
ney for New Jersey. In 1916 he appointed him to 
the Federal district bench of New Jersey, and in 1920 
to the United States Circuit Court, from which he 
resigned in 1941. After leaving the bench. Judge 
Davis operated a farm at Tidewater, Virginia, for 
his two sons. Lieutenant J. Warren Davis, Jr., of 
the Marine Corps, and Lieutenant Robert M. Davis, 
with the Army in Europe. 

On account of his untiring efforts for Bucknell, 
the new gymnasium for men was named in his honor. 
President Marts says of Judge Davis: "Judge Davis 
was one of the most loyal Bucknellians in my ac- 
quaintance. He was constantly thinking of ways 
how the interests of Bucknell could be advanced and 

Dfflii SHiiR mm 
com petitfii 

(l\^- WILLIAM A. SHIMLR, dean of the fac- 

JLy ulty and professor of philosophy at Bucknell 

since 19'10, has accepted the presidency of Marietta 

College in Ohio. He takes up his new position on 

July I. 

"I am prf)ud that Marietta Ojllege has turned to 
the Bucknell faculty for its new president," said Cap- 
tain Arnaud C. Marts, Bucknell's president. "I feel 
confident that Dr. Shimer will meet the fullest ex- 
pectations of the trustees and faculty of Marietta 
and will provide excellent leadership for this fine old 
college. Dr. Shimer will take his place among the 
top-ranking college executives of the post-war period, 
I believe. Bucknell's best wishes go with him and 
Mrs. Shimer when they move to their new home and 
responsibilities next July." 

In July, 1943, Dr. Shimer entered the Navy and 
after being commissioned a lieutenant was placed in 
charge of the Navy V-12 program at Emory and 
Henry College in Virginia. A few months ago he 
resigned from the Navy to head a promotion pro- 
gram for the American Mission to Lepers. 

Dr. Shimer is a nati\'e of West Virginia and holds 
degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Philos- 
ophy from Harvard, where he was elected to mem- 
bership in Phi Beta Kappa. Following receipt of the 
Ph.D. degree in 1925, he was a Harvard Fellow at 
the University of Paris for one year. On his return 
to America, he taught at Ohio State University for 
four years, leaving there to become assistant and 
later executive secretary of the United Societies of 
Phi Beta Kappa. From 1932 to the time he entered 
the Navy, he was editor of the American Scholar. 
organ of the United Societies. He was chairman of 
the North American Administrative Committee of 
the World's Sunday School Association in 1942 and 
was also director of the World Religious Education 
Associates in the same year. 

Dr. Shimer is married to the former Edith Rich- 
mond. They have two children: Adair, an officer in 
the WAVES, and Eliot, who is in the U. S. Army. 

only ten days ago, although suttering from the hea\-y 
cold which resulted in his death, visited me in Wash- 
ington to discuss wavs in which he might help in 
building up Bucknell's resources. I shall miss him 
personally, and Bucknell will miss him in its alumni 
and trustee family." 



ii\j Qciioiiies 

Charles M. Bond, professor of religion, recently preached 
the ordination sermon for one of his former students at the 
Baptist Church, Mount Vernon, New York. The student, 
Douglas Passage, '43, was graduated from Rochester-Col- 
gate Theological Seminary in May. Dr. Bond also ad- 
dressed the Baptist Ministers' Conference in New York 
City while on his trip to Mount Vernon. 

Harold E. Cook of the Department of Music, on leave 
to finish the work on his Ph.D. degree, is doing significant 
research on music of the Shakers, a religious communal 
sect. A recent article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, written- 
by the theatre editor, discusses Mr. Cook's findings in con- 
siderable detail. 

Robert F. Creegan, assistant professor of psychology at 
Bucknell, published recently a series of articles in the ]oin- 
rtal of Abnormal and Social Psychology and in the Amer- 
ican journal of Sociology. In the former journal, published 
by Harvard University, Dr. Creegan's work dealt with the 
analysis of personal documents such as diaries, autobiog- 
raphies and letters and the methods of interpretation em- 
ployed by psychologists. Another article, "Social Psychology 
in the Delta," concerning aspects of rural society in the 
South, was published in April. 

Frank G. Davis, '11, professor of education, published 
in the April number of Occupations, The Vocational Guid- 
ance Journal, an article on "Capacity and Achievement." It 
emphasizes the importance of keeping pupils' achievements 
in line with their capacities and oifers techniques for accom- 
plishing this. On Saturday, April 28, he was chairman of 
a luncheon meeting of the Association of Liberal Arts Col- 
leges of Pennsylvania for the Advancement of Teaching 
and was leader of a panel discussion on "Co-operation in 
Teacher Training." 

George R. Faint, '25, registrar and instructor in English 
and religion in the Bucknell Junior College, has been sup- 
ply minister of Douglass Presbyterian Church in Wilkes- 
Barre for the past year. On Easter Sunday 20 new members 
were received. The financial status of the church has im- 
proved. Four Sunday evenings recently were devoted to 
"The Cost of World Order," the program consisting of 
lecture, discussion and moving pictures. 

John S. Gold, '18, associate professor of mathematics 
and astronomy, has been re-elected national secretary-treas- 
urer general of Pi Mu Epsilon, national honorary mathe- 
matics fraternity, for a three-year term. He has held the 
position since 1927. 

George M. Gregory, associate professor of English, has 
prepared for the U. S. Armed Forces Institute a complete 
course in American literature up to the period of the Civil 
War. The course consists of 12 study units and for each 
unit there are: an introduction, a set of general study notes, 
a set of specific study notes, self-examination questions, 
written examination questions and answers to questions. 

Blanchard Gummo, 'x2 5, associate professor of art, re- 
cently gave an exhibition of his paintings in Roberts Hall 
Lobby. A number of them had previously won prizes in 
competition. Harry Wickey, Bucknell's artist-in-residence, 
selected four as particularly worthy of commendation: "Coal 
Country," "Abandoned Gravel Pit," "Still Life with Coffee 
Mill" and "Lamont Store Fronts." 

Allan G. Halline, associate professor of American liter- 
ature, has written a number of plays. Some have been sue- 


cessfully produced on the amateur stage. One is now in the 
hands of a Broadway play agent. Dr. Halline has prepared 
a detailed and comprehensive course in American literature 
from the Civil War to the present time for the U.S. A. F.I. 
(see George M. Gregory above). He will teach in Cornell 
University this summer. 

Philip L. Harriman, professor of psychology, is the 
editor of another book. "Twentieth Century Psychology," 
which was published by Prentice-Hall in March. "Elemen- 
tary Educational Psychology" by Dr. Harriman, a textbook 
emphasizing learning procedure as applied to elementary 
and secondary school teaching, was published recently by 
the Philosophical Library. 

Ernst W. Meyer, who is finishing his fifth year at Buck- 
nell as a special lecturer, has just been appointed associate 
professor of political science. Dr. Meyer, well-known 
scholar and lecturer, was first secretary of the German Em- 
bassy in Washington from 1931 to 1937, when he resigned 
in protest against the Hitler misdeeds. 

Robert L. Nicholson, assistant professor of history at 
the Bucknell Junior College, gave a series of three lectures 
at the University, April 26 and 27. He spoke on "Foreign 
Policies of the Soviet Union from 1917 to 1945," "Foreign 
Policies of the Great Powers Today" and "American For- 
eign Policies from 1919 to 1940 and Their Relations to 
the Second World War." 

Meyer F. Nimkoff, professor of sociology, and Fred- 
erick B. Parker, assistant professor of sociology, have pre- 
pared a complete teaching plan for "Sociology" by Ogburn 
and Nimkoff. The book has been chosen as the only basic 
sociology textbook to be used by the U. S. Armed Forces 

J. Orin Oliphant, professor of history, spoke at the Chi- 
cago meeting of the American Society of Church History, 
December 29, 1944, on "The Parvin-Brigham Mission to 
Latin America" and at Cedar Crest College, March 1, 1945, 
on "The Meaning of Liberal Education." Recent articles 
published by him include a review of Krout and Fox, "The 
Completion of Independence, 1790-1830 (Vol. V of "A 
History of American Life") , in the New England Quarterly, 
March, 1945; "A Project for a Christian Mission on the 
Northwest Coast of America, 1798," in the Pacific North- 
west Quarterly, April, 1945 ; "A Philadelphia Editor Looks 
at Latin America, 1823-34," in Pennsylrania History, April, 
1945; "Francis Haines and William Walker: A Critique," 
to be published in the Pacific Historical Review, June, 1945 ; 
and "Clifford M. Drury and the Nez Perce Delegation: A 
Critique," accepted for publication in the Oregon Historical 

Ralph E. Page, dean of men and professor of political 
science, was recently appointed director of the Bucknell 
Veterans' Bureau, which concerns itself with guidance and 
other service for all veterans in this area who may apply. 
A part of his work will be to look after the admission and 
guidance of returned servicemen entering Bucknell under 
the G. I. Bill of Rights. A psychologist has been employed 
who will handle testing and counseling of all veterans 
under the direction of the Veterans' Bureau. The testing 
and counseling service is also available to all Bucknell stu- 

(Continued on page 15.) 



Clubs Refclt 

Harrisburg C.\uh 

C>?HIS club, which meets monthly tliirin^i^ the 
^-^ school year, held a Linic|ue program on Thurs- 
day evening, April 5. Bob Saylor, '10, the energetic 
president, was in charge and members had been in- 
vited to bring as their guests prospective Bucknell 
students. After introducing everyone, the president 
called on the acting alumni secretary, who with the 
permission of the group told the prospective students 
something about Bucknell. 

Following this talk, the sound motion picture, 
"Bucknell Marches On," was shown as well as some 
very interesting educational and humorous movies 
provided by commercial companies. 

After the meeting, several interested prospects 
were interviewed for admission to Bucknell. 

Pittsburgh Club 

/7)RESIDENT-ELECT SPENCER, his wife and 
Jr daughters were the guests of honor at a recep- 
tion tendered them by the Pittsburgh Alumni Club, 
Friday evening, April 27, at the University Club. A 
testimonial dinner, attended by about 75 persons, 
preceded the reception. Following this a reception 
line was formed and approximately 150 persons — 
Bucknellians, their friends and friends of the Spen- 
cers — greeted them. President Evan W. Ross, '22, 
then called on Dr. Spencer, who responded in his 
typical friendly manner. Drs. W. H. Coleman and 
Frank G. Davis, '11, spoke briefly. Dr. Coleman on 
behalf of the faculty and Dr. Davis for the Alumni. 
President Ross pronounced the meeting over, but 
many persons seemed not to hear the announcement, 
for the room was full of visiting friends for a long 
time thereafter. 

Rochester Club 

N enthusiastic luncheon meeting of Alumni 


was held at the Central YMCA in Rochester, 
New York, Thursday, April 12. The acting alumni 
secretary brought news from the campus and oiifered 
as a club project the recruiting of high-grade stu- 
dents, especially boys. It was suggested that the club 
resume activity next fall with a visit from President 
Spencer. This procedure proved entirely too leisurely 
and the group promptly decided to hold a meeting 
in JVIay, when plans for a great reunion in the fall 
will be made. Edwin H. Hartman, 'x35, is president 
of the club, and Warren Slocum, '20, is secretary. 

Washington Club 

^^OBERT N. COOK, '33, president of the Wash- 
-^ L i'lgton Bucknell Club, reports that the experi- 
ment of holding a Bucknell luncheon at 1:00 P.M. 

ihc third Saturday of each month is working well. 
I'rom now on, the luncheon will be held at the Iron 
(iate inn, 1734 N St., N. W., Washington, D. C 
No reservations are necessary. Just drop in. All 
Bucknellians living in the area and any who may 
chance to be in tiie city on the third Saturday of each 
month arc cordially invited — yea, urged — to join the 

Hold Meetings Frecjuently 

/T may be that Alumni in a number of areas are 
having similar get-togethers. The only frequent, 
regular meetings known to the Alumni Office are 
those at Sunbury, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Wash- 

It is to be hoped that Alumni in other areas will 
report some such activity, either now in practice or 
projected. Please notify the Alumni Office. 

Faculty Activities 

(Continued jrom page 14.) 

Gordon Poteat, associate professor of religion and Bap- 
tist student pastor, is a member of the board of managers 
of the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society and also 
of the public relations committee of the Northern Baptist 

Clarence H. Richardson, head of the Department of 
Mathematics, was recently elected councilor-general of Pi 
Mu Epsilon, national honorary mathematics fraternit)-. 

Rex E. Robinson, assistant professor of speech, broadcast 
all Bucknell home basketball games this past winter. He 
found this not a new experience, having broadcast football 
games at the University of Washington. 

C. Willard Smith, associate professor of English, was 
the guest speaker at the Clio Club of Williamsport on 
April 18. 

Frank A. Sprague, associate professor of romance lan- 
guages, has been appointed a member of a committee of 
three to study certain matters relative to the welfare of 
Sigma Delta Pi. national honorary Spanish fraternit}\ Dr. 
Sprague is faculty adviser of the Bucknell chapter of the 

Harry Wickey, noted artist who has been on the Buck- 
nell campus for the past three years, has been confining 
himself this year exclusively to sculpture. Wrestlers have 
been his specialty this year but a visitor to his studio will 
find basketball pla5ers in action. His figures are so life- 
like that one imagines he is witnessing the bout or game 
from a reserved seat. 

Arthur L. Wood, assistant professor of sociology, read 
a p.iper on "The Structure of Social Planning" at a meeting 
of the Bucknell Scholars at the Hotel Lewisburger. Feb- 
ruary 1. He is teaching a course in social disorganization 
to 30 social workers in Union and neighboring counties. 


Luoujie mm flciG 

OmOR Of fllflLtlS 

y^T a meeting of the Bucknell Athletic Council 
-^''^ on April 7, J. Eliwood Ludwig, football coach 
since 1943, was chosen acting director of athletics to 
fill the position held by Dr. Benjamin W. Griffith, 
'99, for approximately 30 years. 

The Council approved the following 1945 foot- 
ball schedule: 

September 22 Villanova — Home 

September 29 Cornell — Away 

October 6 University of Pittsburgh — Away 

October 13 Temple (night) — Away 

October 20 Penn State — Home 

October 27 Lafayette — Away 

"Woody" Ludwig is a graduate of the University 
of Pennsylvania, where he starred as an athlete. He 
had had a dozen years of high school coaching ex- 
perience before coming to Bucknell two years ago 
from Shamokin High School, where he had devel- 
oped outstanding teams. His football and basketball 
teams at Bucknell the past two years have been much 
better than average, the 1944 football season being 
the most successful one since 1933. 

The following resolution on the death of Dr. Grif- 
fith was unanimously approved by the Council: 

Whereas, Through the death of Benjamin W. 
Griffith the Athletic Council of Bucknell University 
has lost a most valuable member ; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the Athletic Council of Bucknell 
University, through this means, express our sincere 
respect and esteem for Dr. Griffith, our keen sense of 
loss in his passing, and a deep appreciation of his fine 
contributions to this Council and to the cause of inter- 
collegiate athletics ; and be it further 

Resolved, That we extend to his family our deepest 
sympathy, and that an engrossed copy of this resolu- 
tion be sent to his family. 

Dean Rivenburg 

(Continued fro??/ page 4.) 

"Mrs. Rivenburg, too, will be missed greatly, not only 
in the University and in her church but also in the whole 
community. She is active in both rhe social and religious 
life of the University, playing her part worthily as wife 
of its vice-president, and as the leader of its social life. 

"In the Baptist Church she has been for years the pres- 
ident of the Women's Union and, in that position, has 
had full charge of all of the women's activities of the 

"In the community, there is not a woman who has held 
so many and varied positions of public trust and respon- 
sibility. She is president of the Women's Auxiliary of 
the local hospital, chairman of the Board of the Com- 
munity Health Center and a member of the Executive 
Committee of the Welfare Federation. She is active in 


the Civic Club in which, from time to time, she has held 
various offices, and is also vice-president of the Union 
County Women's Christian Temperance Union. 

"Mrs. Rivenburg has always been ready to give her 
time and to labor energetically for every project that she 
felt was for the public good. Her place will be hard 
to fill. 

"Be it resolved that this appreciation be spread on the' 
minutes of the Board of Trustees and a copy sent to 
Dean and Mrs. Rivenburg." 

Editorial from November 23 Bucknellian: 

"For the past 21 years, a distinctive feature of Buck- 
nell's social — and academic — life has been an invitation, 
R.S.V.P., from R. H. Rivenburg, Dean. These invita- 
tions, invariably inducing the sweaty palm and the hot- 
tish brow, have come to all but the minority who have 
never strayed, even momentarily, from the academic 

"Starting July 1, 1945, these messages will be issued 
over another signature. Dean Rivenburg has announced 
that he will retire at the end of the current academic year. 
Therefore, this is an appropriate time to point out that, 
in spite of the raillery of two decades of students con- 
cerning visits to the Dean's Office, Dean Rivenburg's 
sincere and thoughtful guidance will be missed by all 
of us. 

"Dean Rivenburg's qualities as a capable administrator 
and man of integrity have already been commended by 
President Marts and others. But no one has as yet men- 
tioned the students' feeling of indebtedness to him. As 
an example of Dean Rivenburg's more than merely ad- 
ministrative interest in students, here is a case in point: 

"Early in her sophomore year, one of the present sen- 
iors, having received a series of zeros and failing grades 
in tests and quizzes, felt that all the scholastic weight 
of the world's miseries was on her shoulders. One morn- 
ing she took a deep breath and strode into Dean Riven- 
burg's office, informing him that she had come of her 
own accord because she felt that soon he would send for 
her, anyway. After calming the distraught young woman. 
Dean Rivenburg carefully went over her curriculum with 
her, pointing out the various 'tricks' and 'short-cuts' in 
studying. Upon learning that she resided in a small 
and usually noisy house, he telephoned the housemother 
to make arrangements for a quiet place of study for her. 
That student left the dean's office not only with a surer 
knowledge of how to conquer her scholastic troubles but 
with an encouragement that she has never forgotten. 
And so it went with all who apprehensively approached 
the inner sanctum in Roberts Hall. For 21 years stu- 
dents have been guided by the sage counsel of one who 
has never put personal expediency before the interests of 
Bucknellians. Letters from servicemen give evidence that 
they are spiritually bolstered in meeting their present 
crises by the very principles they found so irksome in 
their college days. Just today the Bnck??ellian received 
a letter from an ensign somewhere in the Pacific who 
expressed regret that he had not understood even more 
the policies which Dean Rivenburg and the administra- 
tion under him attempted to instill in the students ; he 
went on to say how much those things do mean now to 
those who have left. We know that upon Dean Riven- 
burg's retirement Bucknell will not forget the traditions 
of fairness and honesty which he stands for. And Buck- 
nell students want Dean Rivenburg to know that he is a 
prophet with honor in his own country." 

Claaiiional Wah. C^amalii 


Died in Service 

Second Lieutenant Cyrus T. Hart, 
Jr., '43, died of wounds received in 
action on Iwo Jima. He enlisted in 
the Marine Corps in February, 1943, 
and was in the V-12 Unit at Buctcnell 
the following summer. I'oUowing 
basic training at Parris Island, he re- 
ceived his commission in March, 1944. 
After further training he went overseas 
in November, 1944, as a replacement 
officer in the Fourth Marine Division. 
Cy was a member of Lambda Chi Al- 
pha fraternity. His father, his wife 
(the former Evelyn Snavely, 'x45) and 
his infant daughter, born in February, 
1945, survive. 

Lieutenant Charles G. Hewitt, '37, 

a bomber pilot, lost his life in a plane 
crash on April 22, 1944. He enlisted 
in the service in February, 1941, re- 
ceived his wings the following Novem- 
ber, and then had 26 months of sea 
duty. Charles had received the Pres- 
dential Citation and the Distinguished 
Flying Cross. His record shows that 
he received credit for two definite sub- 
marine sinkings. 

Private First Class William L. 
Hood, Jr., 'x42, died on February 8 
from wounds received in action in 
Manila while taking part in the lib- 
eration of the Philippines. He saw 
action in the Pacific for 34 months in 
Guadalcanal, New Guinea, Munda, 
etc., and was awarded the Purple Heart 
for wounds received at Munda. After 
three months in a hospital, he returned 
to combat and fought at Bougainville. 
A member of Kappa Delta Rho fra- 
ternity. Bill was enrolled in the chem- 
ical engineering course before enter- 
ing the service in July, 1942. 

First Lieutenant Allen C. Middle- 
ton, '31, was murdered on January 11, 
1945, by a mad Australian ex-soldier. 
He was assigned to the Signal Corps 
and went overseas last October. Allen 
taught languages in the high school at 
Moscow, Pennsylvania, for two years 
after graduation. In 1937 he received 
the M.A. degree from the University 
of Pennsylvania and in the same year 
became head of the Latin and French 
Department of the Bergenfield (N. J.) 
High School. He traveled in France 
and attended the Sorbonne to further 

his studies. He is survived by his par- 
ents, two sisters and a brother who is 
serving in the Navy. 

Corporal John A. Moscoe, 'x45, 
attached to the Fourth Division, Ma- 
rine Corps Reserve, was killed on Iwo 
Jima, February 27. A member of Phi 
Kappa Psi fraternity, John left Buck- 
nell to enter the service in July, 1943. 
He was trained at Parris Island, later 
was transferred to Camp Lejeune and 
Camp Pendleton and was sent overseas 
in November, 1944. 

Lieutenant William Sanns, 'x4l, re- 
ported missing in July, 1944, was 
killed in a bomber crash on that date, 
according to word received by his par- 
ents in a telegram from the War De- 
partment. After a thorough investi- 
gation over a period of seven months, 
it was revealed that he had not para- 
chuted to safety as did other crew 
members but had gone down with the 
plane. Bill attended Bucknell for two 
years prior to his enlistment with the 
Air Corps in September, 1942. The 
following June the young officer re- 
ceived his wings. In December, 1942, 
he was sent overseas and had been en- 
gaged in fighting over Italy. On the 
day he gave his life for his country he 
was flying over the Ploesti oil fields in 
Romania. His parents are his only 


Private First Class Harry H. Weis- 
singer, 'x45, was killed in action in 
Germany on December 21. He en- 
rolled at Bucknell in the fall of '41 
and entered service in November, 
1942. In addition to his parents he 
leaves two brothers in service and a 


Lieutenant James S. Wood, 'x43, 
was killed in action in Germany on 
March 11. He was serving with 
the First Army. He is the youngest 
of four brothers in the service, all of 
them Bucknellians and members of 
Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. Enter- 
ing the Army in 1942, Jim was com- 
missioned in the anti-aircraft branch 
of the service and later trained as an 
infantry officer. He left for overseas 
dutj' last January and was stationed for 
a short time in France. 

Piisoner oj IV ar 

S/Sgt. Harry L. llumphrty, III, 
'x3y, who had been reported missing 
in action in Germany since Noveml>er 
29, 1944, wrote to his family Decem- 
ber 24 from a prison camp. He stated 
he was in excellent health and was be- 
ing treated fairly. 

Missing in Action 

Lieutenant Paul Schmidt, '46, pi- 
lot of a tactical reconnaissance plane, 
has, been missing in action over Ger- 
many since March 23. He had flown 
the first and 500th missions of his 
group. Winner of the Air Medal with 
six Oak Leaf Clusters, he served as 
leader of a flight in his squadron. A 
member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, 
Paul left Bucknell in December, 1942, 
to enlist in the Air Corps. He won 
his wings and commission in February, 

•1* •7' •7' ^ ^h 



Adams, Miriam M., ■x31 
Alexander, Stuart C, '45 
Bachman, John P., '43 
Briggs, M. Hope, '43 
Conway, John F., '31 
Dunmire, Charles E., '26 
English, Alan F., 'x43 
Felter, C. E., ScM'42 
Herskowitz, Elmer J., '46 
Heuer, Robert G., '45 
Iseman, Floyd A., 'x32 
Jakubczyk, Zigmund S., '38 
Jones, Harry, '-45 
Karnofsky, Robert E., '47 
Keiser, Robert H., '31 
Lewis, Thomas, '28 
Loth, Bernard M., '33 
Mandolia, James E., '27 
Miller. Betty C. '44 
Ringwald, Vsilliam E., '43 
Ritchie, David E., '45 
Ronk, Willard L., Jr., '42 
Rothrock. Albert W., 'x25 
Sbedico, Joseph T., '38 
Schechter. Jack, '43 
Sterling, Harry G., "32 
Taylor, Raymond, '30 
Weldon, Donald G., 42 


oucmeil s TiakiiHa THen 

/WN THESE pages are the names 
of Bucknellians in the Armed 
Services not heretofore published in 
this magazine. We should like to 
print regularly all the address changes 
that have been made since the last 
issue. This, however, is impossible, 
since service changes come so. rapidly 
and the magazine is published only 
four times a year. If you ' find here 
addresses that are incorrect, or if you 
know addresses of persons whose 
whereabouts are listed as unknown, 
will you be kind enough to notify the 
Alumni Office. 

Donald J. Adams, 'x40, Ens., 
ARL 19, Camp Bradford, NOB, 
Norfolk, Va. 

John L. Agett, ■x44, Pfc, 130-95-367, 

APO, 444, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

James B. Aikman, '42, Pvt., 

Sqdn. U, 326th BU, Box 803, 

MacDill Field, Tampa, Fla. 

Joseph R. Ambrose, 'x38, Lt. CoL, 

325tli C.C.T.S., 5th Air Corps, 

Avon Park, Fla. 

Barnes C. Anderson, 'x43, Sgt., 

1010th AAF, Base Unit "A," 

Atlantic City, N. J. 

George W. Anthony, '37, Pfc, 

APO 247, c/o Postmaster, 

San Francisco, Calif. 

George E. Auman, '4l, Ens., 

B.O.Q. 801, Naval Air Sta., 

Jacksonville, Fla. 

William S. Baldwin, Jr., ■x39, Pfc, 

Btry. B, 526 AAA, Orlando, Fla. 

Dorothy A. Ballard, '33, Lt. (MCWR), 

Marine Bks., Parris Island, S. C. 

Eugene P. Beitler, ■x40, Lt., 

APO 689, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Jean M. Bell, •x44, Lt., 

AAF Regional & Convalescent Hosp., 

Miami Dist., Unit B, Coral Gables, 34, Fla. 

Harold Berson, ■x40, Lt., 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

Alvin R. Blattner, 'x44. 

Address unknown. 

Douglas L. Bonham, '43, Ens., USNR, 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

Herbert H. Bower, ■x37. Ens., 

c/o Fleet Post Office, New York City. 

Lea M. Boyer, ■x40, Capt., 0-527475, 

APO 408, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

John D. Brelsford, 'x39, Sgt., 

APO 728, c/ Postmaster, New York City. 

John F. Bucher, '40, Lt. (jg). 

Dispensary D-North, NTC, Sampson, N. Y. 

Donald 'W. Campbell, '43, Pfc, 20235058, 

757 MP Bn., Jefferson Barracks, Mo. 

George F. Campman, '39, Lt. (jg), 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

Theodore S. Capik, 'x34, S 1/c, 910-02-10, 

Co. 314, USTC, Great Lakes, 111. 

Holly R. Carpenter, 'x38, F/O, T-126951, 

APO 133, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Fred Cholewinski, 'x42, Lt., 

2 Foreign Transport Gp., 

PIAAF, Presque Isle, Maine. 


Frederic N. Clark, 'x42, Ens., 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

Herbert R. Clarke, Jr., 'x44, 

820-49-49, F 1/c, 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

James O. Clark, Jr., 'x42, Pvt., 42193401, 

C.B., 30th Bn., ASTFC, 

Ft. Leonard 'Wood, Mo. 

Barton C. Coffman, '40, RM 2/c, 

Navy 918, Box C, 

c/o Fleet Post Office, New York City. 

Daniel J. Collinson, '42, Pfc, 

2311 S.U., ASTR, Jefferson Med. Coll., 

1025 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

E. Carroll Condict, '08, Major, 

APO 18269, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

William B. Conger, 'x43, Cpl., 

APO 575, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

James M. Converse, '34, Capt., 

APO 18085, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Robert Cooley, '36, Lt., 

APO 339, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Lewis Coren, '39, S/Sgt., A.U.S., 

APO 465, Box No. 1, c/o Postmaster, 

San Francisco, Calif. 

Donald I. Crabb, 'x37, Pvt., 

2nd Plat., Co., B, 5th Bn., ASFTC, 

Fort Belvoir, Va. 

Frank L. Donnelly, '41, Lt. (jg), 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

John H. Drumheller, ■x37, Capt., 

APO 520, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Walter N. Dutchak, 'x32, Cpl., 

APO 765, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Jacob M. Edelman, '41 S/Sgt., 

135th AACS Sqdn., Grenier Field, 

Manchester, N. H. 

William N. Egge, '31, Lt., USNR, 

Navy Dept., Bureau of Ships, 

Washington, D. C. 

Edward E. Eisenhart, 'x39, Lt., 

Special Schools Branch, 

PT Inst. School, SAACC, 

San Antonio, Texas. 

Elgin A. Eissler, 'x44. Mid'n, 

USNR Mid'n Sch., Billet 704, Farnald Hall, 

New York City 27. 

Robert E. Else, Jr., 'x44, Lt., 0-13138773, 

APO 88, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Charles M. Emerick, '20, Major, O-524450, 

APO ,658, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Harold A. Endler, 'x34, Lt., 

Reconditioning Office, 

■Walter Reed General Hosp., 

Washington, D. C. 

Robert E. Even, 'x37, S 2/c, 

c/o Fleet Post Office, New York City. 

David E. Farquhar, '42, CM 3/c, 

Clement No. 23, R.P.I., NA.R.U., V-7, 

Troy, N. Y. 

Gerald Finsen, '38, Sgt., 

APO 923, c/o Postmaster, 

San Francisco, Calif. 

Donald I. Fischer, 'x44, Pvt., 12192933, 

91 St Signal Operations Bn., Co. B, 

Camp Bowie, Texas. 

Donald E. Fish, '43, Ens., 

Surface Div. (Boats), 

Naval Air Sta., Quonset Point, R. I. 

Jackson P. Fitzgerald, 'x39, Lt., 

APO 782, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

John M. Flumerfelt, '33, Major, 

APO 678, c/o Postmaster New York City. 

Elwood L. Foltz, '37, Capt., 

APO 492, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

William D. Foltz, '38, 2nd Lt., 

Manhattan Dist., Oak Ridge, Tenn. 

Joseph F. Francovich, 'x39, T/5, 

APO 230, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Robert E. Friedrich, '44, Lt., 

7th TLC, Inf. Sch., BN, MTC, 

Camp Pendleton, Calif. 

Leonard J. Garland, 'x42, Sgt., 

94th Fighter Control Sqdn., 

Bradley Field, Conn. 

Margaret M. Gerber, x'43, S 2/c, 

Wave Bks., 1271, Barin Field, NAS, 

Pensacola, Fla. 

Richard W. Gilbert, '36, Lt. (jg), 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

Eugene J. Gillespie, '37, Lt., 

4535 Avondale St., Bethesda, Md. 

Morris L. Gillet, 537, Pfc, 

Co. C, 601st MP Bn., Camp Shelby, Miss. 

Neil E. Gramley, ■x45, Lt., 

APO 650, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Ralph J. Grant, 'x46, Pfc, 

Co. E, 2nd Plat., O.C. Bn., 

Tr. C.F.M.F., Camp Lejeune, N. C. 

Helen R. Grove, '27, ARC, 

Regional Hosp., AAF Tactical Center, 

Orlando, Fla. 

Earl C. Haefele, '42, Lt. (jg), 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

Harvev F. Haight, 'x42, ART 3/c, 

Bks. 16, Class 29, NATTC, Ward Island, 

Corpus Christi, Texas. 

Frank D. Hamlin, 'x42, F 2/c, 

c/o Fleet Post Office, New York City. 

Milton J. Hample, 'x3S, Pvt., 

Sqdn. D, Chatham Field, Savannah, Ga. 

William L. Harper, 'x33, Lt., O- 1986282, 

c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Donald K. Hauptman, 'x36, Sgt., 

APO 758, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Stanley P. Henning, '41, O/C, 33616079, 

1st Co., Armd, OCS, Fort Knox, Ky. 

Charles A. Hess, 'x38, Sgt., 

APO 230, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Harold B. High, 'x43, Pfc, 

APO 513, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Raymond W. Hillyard, 'x43, Mid'n, 

4220 Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia 4, Pa. 

George W. Hilton, '35, Capt., 

341 West 2nd St., Dayton 2, Ohio. 

Vernon T. Hontz, '35, Lt. (jg), 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

Albert W. Hoopes, '43, Lt. (jg). 

Navy 201, c/o Fleet Post Office, 

San Francisco, Calif. 

James J. Hotaling, 'x39, Lt., 

APO 412, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

James W. Hough, •x38, RDM, 923-09-96, 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

George Housel, 'x39, Cpl., 6946381, 

APO 958, c/o Postmaster, 

San Francisco, Calif. 

Richard Housel, 'x4l, A/C, 

Class 335B, Gp. 2, HAAF, Hondo, Texas. 

John H. Hrdlicka, '32. SP F 3/c, 

22-69 24th St., Long Island City, N. Y. 

George S. Hulick, '38. Capt., 

APO 518. c/(i Postmaster, New York City. 

William C. Hullev, Jr., 13, Lt. (jg), 

2842 Shady Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

George Ishii, '43, Pvt., 33876978, 

Co. B, 232nd Bn., Camp Blanding, Fla. 

Robert Iveson, ■x34, Pvt., 42072929, 

Sect. A, Personnel SAACC, 

San Antonio, Texas. 

Henry R. Jackman, '41, S 1/c, 909-40-40, 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

James li. I'ullorcl, xK), Sgt., 329356yy, 

Al'O ill, c/o Postmiister, 

San riancisco, Calif. 

Malciilni James, '4l, Pvt., 

1:mI) Qui Trng. Bn., 73rcl QM Trng. Co., 

Camp Lee, Va. 

Ivan R. Jarrett, 'x'13, Pvt., 

APO 957, c/o Postma.ster, 

San I'lanci.sco, Calif. 

John A. Johnson, '39, Pvt., 

Co. B, ASTU, S.U., 3700, 

Pioneer Hall, Univ. of Minnesota, 

Minneapolis, Minn. 

Ral|>h G. Johnson, 'x43. Ens., 

c/o Fleet Post Ottice, San Trancisco, Calif. 

William R. Kauffman, 41, S 2/c, 

Co. 2045, Sect. H, Room 114, USNTS, 

Bliss Electrical Sell., Takoma Park, Md. 

Roger E. Kayhart, 'x39, Spec. 2/c, 

US Coast Guard Radio Control, Pier 45, 

San Francisco 11, Calif. 

William H. Kelchner, Jr., ■x39, Cpl., 

3359927, APO SS7, 

c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Louis R. Kessler, Jr., '35, Lt., 

5701 Edmondson Ave., Baltimore 28, Md. 

Melvin L. Knupp, 'x42, A/S, 

2104 Spruce St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Leo B. Kob, '38, It., 

Moore Gen. Hosp., Swannanoa, N. C. 

Fred J. Laidacker, 'x40, Cpl., 

APO 321, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Carter L. Larsen, '40, Lt., 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

Jack Leather, '40, Lt., 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

George W. LeVan, 'x43, Pfc. 

APO 885, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Robert P. Longaker, 'x42, Sgt., 32597049, 

A.S.N. Co. B, 707th MP Bn., 

Fort Devens, Mass. 

Robert K. McBride, 'x46, Lt., 13173532, 

2510 S. V. Univ. of Maryland, 

College Park, Md. 

John H. McDonough, '37, Lt., 

c/o Fleet Post OtBce, San Francisco, Calif. 

Edward E. McKee, '36, Capt., 

Sect. E, 4117th AAF Base Unit, 

Robbins Field 3, Ga. 

Leo V. McQuillen, '44, Lt., 33875941, 

8th Combat & Service Course, 

Edgewood Arsenal, Md. 

Dominic J. Macchia, 'x36, 

Address unknown. 

Norman R. Mann, '42, S 1/c, 

Public Works Dept., 

NAAS Municipal No. 1, Jacksonville, Fla. 

Morris D. Markley, '37, 

APO 72, c/o Postmaster, 

San Francisco, Calif. 

Marlin C. Miller, 'x37, Lt. (jg). 

Resident Inspector Naval Material, 

Hersh Tower, 125 Broad St., 

Elizabeth, N. J. 

Lawrence P. Martin, '31, Major, 
APO 627, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 
Richard H. Matthews, ■x36, Lt., 
B.LQ. 2, N.C.T.C, Davisville, R. I, 
Charles L. Maurer, Jr., '37, Ens., 
465 Green Lane Ave., Roxboro, Pa. 
William L. Maxfield, ■x44, A/S Cadet, 
USMRMS Fort Schuyler, Bronx 61, N, Y. 
Thomas J. Mavock, '37, S/Sgt., 
2nd AAF, BU, Boiling Field,"D. C. 

Francis J. Meiiapacc, 'x36, Capt,, 

APO 827, c/o Postmaster, New Orleans, La. 

Felix V. Mick, '17, Lt, (jg), 

c/o Fleet Post Oflice, San Francisco, Calif. 

Frank Mick, 'x4l, Capt., 

c/o Fleet Post (Jffice, San Francisco, Calif. 

Leonard A. Miller, 'x35, RdM. 3/c, 

c/o Fleet Post Office, New York City. 

John G. Mills, 'x36, Pvt., 

APO I I 390, c/o Postmaster, 

San Francisco, Calif. 

James K. Moore, '43, Pvt., 

APO 15861, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Victor H. Mueller, Jr., '34, T/4, 

APO H87, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Charles E. Mutchler, ■x39, Cpl., 

553rd Signal Depot Co., Fort Benning, Ga. 

Robert A. Myers, 'x37, F 1/c, 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

Carlos J. Nelson, '37, Pvt., 

Co. C, 195th I.T.B., Camp Blanding, Fla. 

Tobias W. Nolan, '35, A/S, 

USNTC, Co. 4032, Bks. 131-V, 

Bainbridge, Md, 

Clyde M. Noll, '37, S 1/c, 

Co. 1529, Manley School, 

2935 W. Polk St., Chicago 12, 111. 

John L. Nuttal, 'x39, Lt., 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

William Orlandi, '37, Major, 

APO 512, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Carroll E. Osborn, 'x37, Cpl., 

APO 559, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Leland S. Osmun, Jr., 'x43, Lt., 

APO 9, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Gerald H. Overbagh, 'x40, Pfc, 

A.S.N. 42120320, Sqdn. C, 

Lowry Field, Colo. 

John H. Parsons, 'x36, Sgt., 

APO 650, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Laurence L. Parsons, 'x35, 2nd Lt., 

Hdq. 2nd AF Stat. Cont. Sect. E, 

200th AAF, BU, Colorado Springs, Colo. 

Amerigo A. Pennoni, 'x36, Cpl., 

APO 261, c/o Postmaster, New York City 

Albert F. Peterson, '37, Sp (T) 2/c, 

Bks. A 114. Fercher, Camp Peary, Va. 

Anthony R. Pinto, 'x40, Capt., 

APO 350, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Norman F. Rake, 'x39, 33939997, 

1778th Engr. Const. Bn., Co. C, 

North Fort Lewis, Wash. 

Eugene F. Ranck, 'x43, RdM 3/c, 

c/o Fleet Post Olfice, San Francisco, Calif. 

John C. Rauch, '43, S 1/c, 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

Robert O. Renville, '38, Lt., USNR, 

c/o H. E. Grim, Lincoln Univ., Pa. 

Wilson A. Rhea, 'x35, RT 3/c, 

NTS, Radio Material Co. 25, 

Navy Pier, Chicago, 111. 

Robert W. Rhoads, 'x36, Pfc, 

c/o Postmaster, New York Cit)\ 

Charles A. Rice, '4l, Ens., 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

Robert A. Riemensnvder, '37, Sp (A) 3 c 

A.S.T.U., NAS. Lakehurst, N. J. 

Joseph J. Rollins, Jr., 'x42, Cpl., 

Address unknown. 

Marvin J. Rombro, 'x4l, Lt,, 

APO 559. c/o Postmaster, New York Cit)-. 

Benjamin Rosenberg, ■x36. Pfc, 

Co. G, 800th S.T.R,."^ Camp Crow-der, Mo. 

Alex Kusin, '38, S/S«t., J33466H6, 

APO 226, c/o Postmaster, New York City 

William A. Ryan, 'xi6, Cpl., 

APO 339, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

George C. Saib, 'x}4, Lt., 

Hdq. 22nd I.T.R., Camp Maxey, Texas. 

Joseph H. Salsbur;;, '37, Lt. (jg), 

NAAS, Matport, Fla. 

Irving Sandler, '39, Sgt,, 

APO 374, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Cornelius E. Sedgwick, '36, Capt., 

APO 7««, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Frederick L. Semmer, '4 1, Lt., 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

Seymour J. Wcissman, 'x40, 1st Lt., 

c/o Elks Club, Springfield, III. 

Marc Shackatano, '36, Lt., 

Air Tech. Service Command. 

18 Trcmont St., Boston 8, Mass. 

Edson J. Shannon, '38, Pvt,, 

APO 502, c/o Postmaster, 

San Francisco, Calif. 

Albert E. Smith, '39, Sgt., 

65th OTB, Carlisle Bks., Carlisle, Pa. 

Raymond J. Spies, 'x43, Lt. (jg), 

318 E. Wisconsin Ave., Lake Forest, III. 

Warren B. Stapleton, '33, Ens., 

NTC, Lido Beach, L. I., New York City. 

Herbert W. Stevens, 'x36, Lt., 

Room 248, King & Prince Hotel, 

St. Simon's Island, Ga. 

Robert H. Stinson, 'x44, Sgt., 

APO 920, c/o Postmaster, 

San Francisco, Calif. 

William N. Sweet, Jr., '32, Lt., 

116 Earle St., Crane, Ind. 

George W. Thomas, 'x40, PhM 3/c, 

USN Hosp. StafT, St. Albans, L. L, N. Y. 

Alden S. Thompson, '37, Lt. (jg), 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

Isaac J. Tressler, '40, Pvt., 

Co. C, 134th Div., 75th Rc-gt., 

Camp Robinson, Ark., 

John P. Turner, 'x43, Pvt., 

APO 781 R, 

c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Edwin C. Vale, '42, Sgt., 

APO 696, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Earl R. Walter, •x39, Cpl., 

APO 445, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

Alphonse S. Warakomski, '37. Capt 

915 S. 2nd St.. Las Vegas, Nev. 

James L. Webster, 'x34, 
Address unknown. 

Kenneth Y. West, 'x35, T/5, 

APO 149, c/o Postmaster, New York City. 

James C. White, '36, Capt., 

AAF Regional & Convalescent Hosp.. 

Coral Gables, Fla. 

Robert C. Whitehead, Jr., '42, 
Marshall Road, Pittsburgh 16, Pa. 

Trever R. Williams, ScM '59, Cpl.. 
Hdq. Det,. Woodrow Wilson Gen. Hosp., 

Staunton, Va. 

Fred Winland, Jr., 'x56, CCAL 
AB.R.B.. Gen, Detail, Port Hueneme, Calif. 

Theodore Wolcott, 'x4l, Pfc, 

APO 350, CO Postmaster, New York City. 

Lester C. Wolfe, AM ^S. Lt. (jg>, 

CO Fleet Post Office. San Francisco, Calif. 

Joseph R. Wood. Jr., 'x36, Cpl.. 

376th Sta, Hosp,, Fort Sill, Okla.' 




Mr. and Mrs. Harold L. Schaefer 

announce the birth of a son, Joseph 
Lynn, October 3, 1944. 


Mr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Reichard 
(Edith Mae Womer) are the proud 
parents of a son, David Womer, born 
February 12, 1945. 


Mr. and Mrs. Edgar E. Grefrath 
(Alta Belong) are parents of a sec- 
ond son, born November 7, 1944. 


A son was born October 26, 1944, 
to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Reish (nee 
Emily Steininger). The Reishes live 
at 140 South Second St., Lewisbure. 


It. and Mrs. Wilmer Greulich are 

the parents of a son, Joseph DeLong, 
born November 2, 1944. Their ad- 
dress is 1411 Hamilton St., Apt. 5C, 

A daughter, Barbara Jean, was born 
March 19, 1944, to Capt. and Mrs. 
Tilman Foust of Fort Eustis, Va. 


A son, Gordon, Jr., was born Feb- 
ruary 14, 1945, to Mr. and Mrs. Gor- 
don S. Black (Betty L. Naumann). 


Lt. and Mrs. Joseph A. Link an- 
nounce the arrival of Joseph William, 
April 12, 1945, at Northampton, Mass. 


Mr. and Mrs. Ray M. Campbell 

are parents of a daughter, Bonnie Lee, 
born June 22, 1944."^ 


Mr. and Mrs. Elwood J. Mayberry 
(nee Barbara Roser) are parents of a 
son, Elwood John, Jr., born October 7, 
1944. The Mayberrys reside at 25 
Sunnyside Rd., Scotia 2, N. Y. 


Cpl. and Mrs. Jesse Mair announce 
the birth of a second son, Peter Kane, 
March 8, 1945. 


L/oivH ike 

I 1910 

Hannah B. Bubb became the bride 
of J. Henry Kerr (x'll), April 7. 
1945, at Loch Lynn, Md. 


Virginia Wallis was married to Cpl. 
Russell .Weber of Johnsonburt;, June 

25, 1944. 


S/Sgt. George Eastburn, Jr., mar- 
ried Mildred M. Lancner of Dickson 
City, November 21, 1944. 


Lt. Gerald E. Miller and Lt. Rose 

Landsman were married February 15, 
1945, in Hawaii. 


Josephine R. Harter became the 
bride of Lt. Carl F. Schunemann of 
East Cleveland, Ohio, in a ceremony at 
the home of the bride's parents, March 

26, 1945. 


Lt. (jg) Theodore Armstrong was 

married to Mary Elizabeth Turner of 
Paulsboro, N. J., recently in the St. 
Paul's Methodist Church. 


Irene Bardwell and N. Arthur Ad- 
amson were married in Washington, 
D. C, on April 21. 

Marguerite Gill became the bride 
of Pfc. Wayne Steele on April 21 at 
the Lansdowne Methodist Church. 

Elaine Schultz became the bride of 
Lt. Gustav Kruttschnitt at Liberal, 
Kansas, on October 24, 1944. 

Amy Lou Stevenson and Charles 
F. Bond, '42, were united in marriage 
by the bridegroom's father, Dr. Charles 
M. Bond, April 29, in Red Bank, N. J. 


Ensign Fred L. Drexler was mar- 
ried to Janet 'Van Niel of Rochester, 
N. Y., in the Memorial Chapel at Har- 
vard on November 18, 1944. 



Dr. Henry John Roberts died at his 
home in Los Angeles, Calif., on No- 
vember 7, 1944. He had suffered a 
stroke a year ago. 

XI 1890 

Mrs. Ezra Allen (May M. Putnam) 
died at DeLand, Fla., on February 20, 
1945. Her husband. Dr. Ezra Allen, 
'95, has occupied the chair of biology 
at the John B. Stetson University for 
some time. 


Mrs. James C. Grilfin (Helen Selin- 
ger) died suddenly January 23, 1945, 
at the home of her sister. She is sur- 
vived by one son, two daughters and 
two step-sons. 

I 1911 

Helen M. Brown died at her home 
in Pittsburgh, January 20, after a short 
illness. She was affiliated with the Sal- 
vation Army. 


Cloyd P. Robb died at his home in 
Glen Rock on November 2, 1944, 
after a week's illness. He taught in 
several schools before being appointed 
principal of School No. 12 in Pater- 
son, N. J. 


Charles Davies, 54, died on Decem- 
ber 8, 1944, at Coral Gables, Fla. He 
was owner of an artificial limb manu- 
facturing company in Philadelphia. 

MA 1928 

Corabell Suiter died March 11, 
1945, at Lock Haven, where she re- 
sided with her sisters. 


William F. Yust, Jr., died Feb- 
ruary 7, 1945, at the home of his par- 
ents in Winter Park, Fla., after an ill- 
ness of several years. He was a member 
of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, and Theta 
Alpha Phi and Pi Mu Epsilon, hon- 
orary fraternities. His widow, Mary 
K. Gross, '31, and daughter survive. 

Wltai ouckneuians Cl^e 7J 



• • • • 


After a successful pastorale of over 
14 years at I'ord City, Morton K 
Sheldon has become interim pastor at 
Rochester, F^a. 

The Reverend Cieorge A. Riggs, 
D.D., retired Baptist missionary who 
served 33 years in Puerto Rico, was 
officially installed as pastor of the 
Bethany Baptist Church, South Siile, 
Scranton, February 26, 1945. 


Dr. C. H. Heacock has been elect- 
ed president of the Memphis and 
Shelby County Medical Association. 
He is professor of roentgenology at 
the College of Medicine, University of 


Change of address: Ellen M. 
Davies, c/o The Berger Brothers Com- 
pany, 135 Derby Ave., New Haven, 


Change of address: Dr. Anthony 
J. Harlacher, 148 Ridgeway St., East 


Change of address: Mrs. Charjes E. 
Hammond (Ruth Wiggins), State 
Line, Franklin Co. 


Ellsworth L. Smith has been trans- 
ferred to the Delaware Works of Gen- 
eral Chemical Co. at Marcus Hook. 
His home address is 2600 Kane St., 

George L. Abernethy, professor of 
philosophy and psychology at the Uni- 
versity of South Dakota, represented 
Bucknell at the inauguration of Dr. 
Ernest E. Smith as the 15th president 
of Sioux Falls College, a Baptist col- 
lege in Sioux Falls, S. D. 


Mrs. William 
F. Jeffery (Margaret VanTyle), 17 
So. Pine St., York. 

Change of address: 


Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Roush, 
Jr. (Emma A. Moore), and daughter 
have moved to 2729 San Jose Drive, 
Dallas 11, Texas. He is operating 
sales manager of the Southern Divi- 
sion of the Moore Business Forms, Inc. 

MS 1937 

i''l()yd D. Newjiorl reienlly resigned 
as superintendent of schools in Lenox, 
Mass., to become princijial of the liigh 
school at Hastings-on-Hudson, N. Y. 


Mrs. William R. Bogar (Jean Arm- 
strong) lives at 206 Leiglilon Ave., 
Silver Spring, Md. She is an optical 
engineer for the American Instrument 

Mrs. Harold B. Fox (Eleanor E. 
Scureman) is employetl as supervisor 
of training at the U. S. Air Depot at 
Newark. Her address is 34 First Ave., 
Highland Park, N. J. 


Dr. Ernest E. Blanche now resides 
at 3228 Martha Custis Drive, Park 
Fairfax, Alexandria, Va. 

Deaconess Josephine S. Latch en- 
tered the Convent of the Transfigura- 
tion (Episcopal) in Glcndale, O., on 
January 20, 1945. 


Mrs. S. W. Briggs (Virginia Cor- 
nellier) is teaching in the high school 
at Westfield, N. J. Her home address 
is 300 Elm St. 

Reverend and Mrs. Robert M. Sav- 
idge (Alice Healey, 40) have moved 
to 24 Bradford St., Quincy, Mass. 
Reverend Savidge has accepted a posi- 
tion as assistant pastor and director of 
young people's work of the Bethany 
Congregational Church. 

Carl A. Bennett has moved from 
Chicago to 237 W. Tennessee Ave., 
Oak Ridge, Tenn. 

Alfred P. Koch, MS '40, is an ac- 
countant for Sprout, Waldron & Co. 
His home address is 107 N. Main St., 

David R. Rothrock, Jr., is an in- 
terne at the Vassar Brothers Hospital, 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stauffer (Vir- 
ginia Danby) and their daughter, 
Shirley Ann, now live at 33 Dixie 
Drive, Penns Grove, N. J. Mr. Stauf- 
fer works for the du Pont Co. and is 
editor of the Penns Grove Record. 


Mrs. John W. Davis, Jr., (Janet 
Lois Cook) is living at 119 Crest- 

wood Ave., Crestwood, N. Y. Lt. 
Davis is serving in the Marines. 

Donald E. Wilson is now living at 
221 East 76th St., Apt. 5-I-, New York 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph S. Livengood 
(nee Jean E. Ilechler) arc living at 
Hillside Terrace, Montvale, N. J, Mr. 
Livengood recently received a medical 
discharge- from the Army and is a 
salesman for the Chicopee Sales Corp., 
New York City. 

Eleanor H. Bendell is teaching 
commercial subjects in the High 
School, Yeadon. Her home address is 
833 Alexander Ave.. Drexel Hill. 


Mrs. Thomas E. Noonan (Jeanne 
Rockwell) has moved from Austin, 
Texas, to Jamesville, Northampton Co., 

Mrs. Richard C. Shultz (Beverly 
Starr, 'x42) is living at 4414 Green- 
wich Parkway, N. W., Washington 7, 
D. C. Ensign Shultz, '40, is serving 
in the Pacific area. 

Germaine M. Roshon of Reading 
has registered in the Yale School of 
Nursing, Class of 1947. 


Elaine Dylla, former assistant in 
the Bucknell Psychology Department, 
is now assistant director of residence 
at the University of Pennsylvania in 

Jeanne E. Greenig is an actress 
with the Henry Miller Theatre, New 
York City. Her professional name is 
Jeanne Shepherd. 

Carl L. Moore has received a med- 
ical discharge from the Army and is 
attending Wharton School of Com- 
merce. His address is 3913 Locust 
St.. Philadelphia -4. 

Jean Shake is a bacteriologist in the 
clinical laboratory of Halloran Hospi- 
tal, Staten Island, N. Y. 

Robert L. Scharmann is teaching 
science and English at the Pennington 
School, Pennington, N. J. 

Maribeth Bond is one of 51 stu- 
dents to enter the first-year class at 
Yale Divinity School. Her address is 
256 Edward St., Women's Co-op 
House, New Haven, Conn. 


E D I T O R I AX flLUUlfli PRflfni lllfS 

The Bucknell Alumnus is published in March, June, Septem- 
ber and December by Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa. 

Officers of the Association 

W. C. LOWTHER, '14, President . ..288 Walton Ave., South Orange, N. J. 
EMMA E. DILLON, 'i;, First Vice-PresidenI 

609 Broad St. Bank Bldg., Trenton, N. J. 

WILLIAM J. IRVIN, •22, Second Vice-President 

202 Hillcrest Ave., Trenton, N. J. 

DAYTON L. RANCK, '16, Treasurer 35 Market St., Lewisburg 

FRANK G. DAVIS, '11, Acting Secretary and Editor Lewisburg 

Board of Directors 

W. C. LOWTHER, '14 288 Walton Ave., South Orange, N. J 

EMMA E. DILLON, '15 609 Broad St. Bank Bldg., Trenton, N. J 

WILLIAM J. IRVIN, '22 202 Hillcrest Ave., Trenton, N. J 

E. A. SNYDER, '11 431 Clark St., South Orange, N. J 

CLYDE P. BAILEY, '29 206 Beech St., Edgewood, Pa 

MILLER A. JOHNSON, '20 1425 West Market St., Lewisburg 

O. V. W. HAWKINS, '13 Flower Hill. Plandome, N. Y, 

ARNAUD C. MARTS 521 Fifth Ave., New York City 


C~y^ OR 22 years Dean Rivenburg has met his 
,J/ problems head-on. Not all of them may have 
been handled as you or I would have solved them, 
but all have been approached honestly and thought- 
fully. He has stood like a stone wall for those things 
that he believed right. His office has been open to 
everyone — faculty member, student or parent. He 
has shown the same serious concern for every man's 
problem. And always he has held the honor and 
welfare of Bucknell inviolate. Perhaps the best 
statement we have heard about him is: "You may 
disagree with Dean Rivenburg, but you will always 
respect him." 

Now he is leaving the campus to spend his time 
in doing what he may choose.. We hope he will visit 
us frequently and always be ready to share his wis- 
dom and good judgment with those who continue to 
carry on. No one will leave the campus with a larger 
reservoir of good will. No one will be more wel- 
come on the campus. 

To the Dean and his wife, we say, "Good luck 
and God bless you." 

Rivenburg Dinner 

(Continued from page 7.) 
one hundred letters of appreciation written to Dean 
and Mrs. Rivenburg by faculty, alumni and friends. 
The Dean then closed the program with a talk 
mainly in humorous vein but drawing an interesting 
picture of the development of Bucknell during the 
past 22 years. 


Dear Bucknellians: 

/N ORDINARY times this is the season of the 
year when we are planning a trip back to "The 
Hill" to enjoy the Commencement festivities and ex- 
change greetings with our old classmates. These 
pleasant days will return again after the war. Begin 
now to make your plans to come back when the first 
opportunity presents itself. 

With this Commencement, just a few weeks off, 
Bucknell will enter upon a new era in her history. 
Dr. Spencer will be inaugurated as our new president 
and with him we look ahead to a glorious post-war 
period when Bucknell will move forward and con- 
tinue the progress which she has experienced under 
the able administration of Dr. Marts. 

Elsewhere in this issue you will find a complete 
program for Commencement. Please note a meeting 
of the General Alumni Association on Friday after- 
noon at 4: 00 o'clock. The Board of Directors will 
meet at 9:30 o'clock that evening. If you happen 
to be in the vicinity of Lewisburg on June 22 or 23, 
please try to attend the Assembly. Your help and 
suggestions will aid us in carrying on in these trou- 
blesome times. 

To all the Bucknell men and women in the Armed 
Forces throughout the world we send our sincere 
greetings and hope that you will soon be home to 
enjoy a little trip back to old Bucknell. At this 
Commencement time I know that your thoughts and 
spirit will be with us and, believe me, our thoughts 
are with you all. Hurry home. 
Sincerely yours, 

W. C. LowTHER, '14, President, 
The General Alumni Associcitioii. 

Alma Mater Waits 

By Josephine Bailey Doyle 

When they come back to stir my lonely campus, 

Stripping their service bars for cap and gown. 
How shall strained eyes be calmed to peacetime vision ? 

How shall their vast unrest be tempered down? 
Give them a book that prates "the art of living" — 

These who have lived at war's tremendous pace.'' 
Thrill them with hero tales in classic measures — 

These who have braved death hourly, face to face.' 

May their harsh course in discipline and duty 
Brace them to cope with tedious task and phrase. 

May they find youth and something of lost playtime 
In the dear sameness of familiar ways. 

So shall the hopes of long-deferred tomorrows 
Soften remembrance of grim yesterdays. 

(Repiinted by special permission of Tloe Saliirday Evening 
Post, copyriglit 1945, Tloe Curtis Vublisloing Company.) 

0N I'C'bruary "), 19-16, Ikickiicli will p;iss licr firsl 
century. All plans for a centennial celebration 
are being hclcl in abeyance because of the war. How- 
ever, there is no doubt that the occasion will be fit- 
tingly observed as soon as the international situation 
will permit. Whenever that happy event takes place, 
Alumni may contemplate their relations with Alma 
Mater in the comfortable assurance that Ikickncll 
University has "arrived." There are many indi- 
cations of this attainment. A perusal of this or any 
other issue of the Alumnus reminds us of the nu- 
merous Alumni who are achieving top rank in their 
professions. The many evidences of popular esteem, 
the quality and attainments of the members of her 
faculty, the results of creative thinking and the lead- 
ership in many lines of endeavor — these and the 
plans for constant development all bear testimony to 
the fact that Alma Mater has grown up. 

One more consideration should not be overlooked 
— the leadership Rucknell has been able to attract, as 
well as that which she has sent out into this world. 
It is claimed that any institution is usually the length- 
ened shadow of a sint^le individual. In Bucknell's 
case, it may be said that she is the lengthened shad- 
ows of several men. During the past decade there 
has been no doubt of the direction and inspiration 
that President Marts has provided. For the first 
decades of her second century we believe that Her- 
bert L. Spencer will give increased momentum to a 
progress already recognized as significant, and it is 
to be further hoped that America and the world may 
feel the impact of leaders who are being developed 

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eLunni mm 

CTRED O. SCHNURE has been nominated for his 
*-^ second five-year term as Alumni trustee. He 
was graduated in the Class of 1914 with the degree 
of Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. In 
1919 he received the degrees of M.S. and E.E. 

Mr. Schnure, a brief biography of whom was pub- 
lished in the March Alumnus, has been electrical 
superintendent of the Bethlehem Steel Company at 
Sparrows Point, Maryland, for many years. He is 
chairman of an important committee of the Board of 
Trustees, where his knowledge of ensineerin? is 
highly valued. 

prtjiii row: Berenice Bennett, Helen Keefer, Suzanne SaviJ^e, Virginia 

Wagner, Helen Walter. 
B,ui: row: Marijane Fairchild, Barbara Lee, Beatrice Willig, Betty Housel, 

Ella Mae Wauner. 

m 00 w 

(^V^TNE present herewith the force which handles 
\SU the voluminous work involved in the Office 
of Alumni and Admissions. When we do our work 
well. Alumni should give proper credit to these in- 
telligent and industrious young people. When we 
fail — well, we hope that will not frequently happen. 
The office, under the direction of the acting alumni 
secretary, is organized as follows: Mrs. Berenice O. 
Bennett is secretary and general supervisor of the 
remainder of the staff. She is also secretary to the 
head of the Department of Education and to the 
director of summer school and extension. Mrs. Helen 
Keefer is in charge of Alumni affairs, with Mrs. Vir- 
ginia Wagner as her full-time assistant. Miss Su- 
zanne Savidge handles all details of the admissions 
program, being assisted by Miss Helen Walter. The 
remaining staff members are college students who 
work only part time. Both heads of departments, as 
well as the supervisor, are competent stenographers. 
The acting alumni secretary wishes to express his 
appreciation to this loyal and efficient staff. 

/^ATSY HAND of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, who 
Jf was mentioned in the March Alumnus, was 
recently declared the national junior archery cham- 
pion for 1944. She had been twice Illinois champ. 
She is the daughter of two Bucknellians — ^J. Harold 
Hand, Jr.. '26, and Edna M. Watson, '27. 



Dear Bucknellians: 

I am very happy to greet you from the President's Page of the Bucknell 
Alumnus and hope that you will stop in my office when you are on the campus 
so that we can become better acquainted. The door will always stand open for 
Alumni and friends of Bucknell. 

In his last letter to you in the June issue, Dr. Marts spoke of the loyal and 
enthusiastic support which you had given him during his ten years of office. In 
reviewing the splendid record that he made here, I can readily see why Dr. Marts 
is so highly regarded by all Bucknellians. In the years to come, it is my desire to 
carry out all the plans and ideals that he and you wanted for Bucknell. I assure 
you that I am most anxious to make Bucknell one of the finest colleges in Amer- 
ica and I know that it can be accomplished with your help. 

I especially look forward to our Centennial celebration and pray that those of 
you who are now on foreign soil in the service of your country will be able to join 
with us here at home as we look to the beginning of Bucknell's second century of 
usefulness to mankind. 

With warmest personal regards to each one of you, I am 

Cordially yours, 



Vol, XXX No. I 

Si I- 1 I Mi',1 I' 1 '; r 

ftewelt Julncom ^pencei 


Buckneirs Eighth President 

(^UNE 22 and 23, 1945, will go down in the his- 
(2/ tory of Bucknell University as notable days. 
Despite the traffic restrictions and the fact that no 
representatives of colleges outside of Pennsylvania 
were invited, some 50 distinguished persons in higher 
education in Pennsylvania were present to extend 
good wishes and to honor Bucknell's new president, 
Dr. Herbert Lincoln Spencer, and his predecessor, 
Dr. Arnaud C. Marts. Friday afternoon was given 
over mainly to Alumni meetings, the greeting of old 
friends and a meeting of the Bucknell Board of 
Trustees. Friday evening the baccalaureate service 
was held in the Davis Gymnasium with Dean Riven- 
burg reading extracts from notable speeches deliv- 
ered by President Marts during his decade of service 
to Bucknell. The selection of the quotations and 
their integration into a unified address had been done 
by Dr. Robert E. Streeter '38 of the Department of 
English. They were read by Dr. Rivenburg in his 
dignified and effective style and were followed by a 
brief statement by Dr. Marts after his tribute to the 
retiring dean for the fine manner in which he had 
carried on as vice-president during the past decade. 

Saturday morning was the kind of morning on 
which any man might like to be inducted into such 
an important position as the presidency of Bucknell. 
The weather was perfect; the guests and the chief 
participants in the ceremony, as well as the faculty 
and graduating seniors, were in particularly good 
humor. Nothing occurred to prevent the day from 
being a very happy one as well as one notable in 
higher education in Pennsylvania. Dr. Paul Stolz 
had prepared a musical program which many be- 
lieve had never been surpassed at Bucknell Com- 

mencements. The gymnasium had been attractively 
decorated and the 1,500 guests and friends were 
waiting in eager expectancy as the faculty, guests 
and graduating class marched down the aisle, led by 
Captain Marts in his dress white Navy uniform and 
Dr. Spencer in his colorful academic gown. 

President Marts was in charge of the Commence- 
ment program. The invocation was given by Rev- 
erend Boyd Sheddan of the Fifty Year Class, a 
goodly number of whose members graced the plat- 
form. About 100 earned degrees were granted and 
three distinguished Alumni were given honorary de- 
grees: John D. W. Fetter '13, for the past 29 years 
Baptist student pastor at Cornell University, dean of 
all such servants in America; Oscar Wolfe '12, 
builder of the great pipeline from Texas to New 
Jersey, which helped mightily to win the war with 
Germany; and Doncaster G. Humm '09, industrial 
psychologist and originator of the celebrated Humm- 
Wadsworth Temperament Scale. 

Following the Commencement exercises, Dr. Roy 
Grier Bostwick, president of Bucknell's Board of 
Trustees, took charge of the meeting. He paid trib- 
ute to the retiring president and presented him with 
a set of Encyclopedia Britannica and the Dictionan,' 
of American Biography with the compliments of the 
Board. Dr. Marts then introduced Dr. Spencer in 
semi-humorous vein, closing his address with: "Be- 
fore so great a crowd of witnesses I now take pleas- 
ure in presenting to you, sir. Bucknell's new presi- 
dent, a gentleman fully worthy by his own nature 
and character, by his training and experience and in- 
tellect, to lead Bucknell in its hundred-year-old mis- 
sion of inspiring and teaching and guiding youth in 


Published in March, June, September and December by 


Entered as second-class matter December 30, 1930 at the post office at Lewisburg, Pa., under the Act of August 24, 1912 

the pathway of growth and fulfillment and of service 
to God and to human brotherhood. Sir, I present 
the president-elect of Bucknell, Dr. Herbert Lincoln 
Spencer." Then Dr. Bostwick proceeded to install 
Dr. Herbert Lincoln Spencer as Bucknell's eighth 
president. He spoke as follows: 

"Dr. Herbert Lincoln Spencer, in installing you 
as the eighth president of Bucknell University, now 
nearly 100 years old, we do so with the utmost con- 
fidence in your ability to carry on and further her 
program and interests. We have knowledge, by ob- 
servation as well as by reputation, of your splendid 
abilities as an administrator, an educator, a leader, 
an example and a Christian gentleman. We know 
your background of character, personality and experi- 
ence. We appreciate, as you do, that you are taking 
the responsibility for Bucknell's future at one of the 
critical times in her history — in fact, in the history 
of privately financed education in this great country 
of ours. We, like yourself, are unafraid; as we have 
confidence in the ultimate emergence of our country 
from its grave dangers and continuing crisis, so we 
have confidence that, under your able leadership and 
God's guidance, Bucknell's problems will be solved. 
You will not find us perfect — we will present our 
difficulties to you as we have to the good men who 
were your predecessors — but we of the Bucknell 
family pledge you our continuing support and our 
best efforts as you guide Bucknell into her second 
century of service to mankind. 

"We know how you endeared yourself to faculty, 
students, clientele and public in the educational, civic 
and religious posts you have hitherto filled with such 
success, honor and distinction. We realize that it is 
not easy to follow such fine leadership as Bucknell 
has been privileged to have, but we are confident 
that she will continue to go forward in strength, 
service and influence, to her finest era as the years 
go on under your wise guidance. Higher education 
will surge forward in America, and Bucknell will be 
in the forefront. 

"We feel ourselves challenged to make you and 
your family feel at home and be happy. For ive 
know how delightfully you were situated and how 
you are loved and revered in the positions you have 
left to cast your fortunes with us. For myself, I 
confess that when I witnessed the outpouring of 
public and academic regret at your leaving Pitts- 
burgh, continuing and increasing even in the public 
press as the months went by, I became apprehensive 
lest you might regret. 

"But, sir, while this Bucknell is a responsibility 
and has its problems — as all colleges do (none knows 
better than yourself) — Bucknell is a fine old college 
with friends and following who are indeed devoted 
to her, and they are now your friends, your follow- 


ers, your helpers. You soon will love her and them, 
as you have loved your many friends and admiring 
associates in other circles. God willing, we will 
spend many happy years together. 

"And now. President Herbert Lincoln Spencer, in 
behalf of the trustees, faculty, Alumni, students and 
friends of Bucknell University, I entrust you with 
the Charter and destiny of a great American college, 
dedicated to God, to country and to humanity. May 
God give us all guidance and strength as we carry 
them forward." 

Following this tribute he handed the new presi- 
dent the Charter which was granted to Bucknell by 
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania nearly 100 years 

President Spencer's inaugural address followed. 
After rendering fitting tribute to Bucknell and its 
distinguished leaders, particularly President Harris 
and President Hunt, he paid his respects to retiring 
President Marts, closing with this statement: "I 
would like to add to Dr. Bostwick's tribute to Presi- 
dent Marts by referring to the words of Elijah who 
said unto Elisha, as they passed through the dividing 
waters of Jordan, 'Ask what I shall do for thee, be- 
fore I am taken from thee.' And Elisha said, 'I pray 
thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.' 
And so, to you, Dr. Marts, I pray that a double por- 
tion of your spirit be upon me." 

The president stated that there are three com- 
monly accepted philosophies of higher education: 
aristocratic intellectualism, concerned with the con- 
servation and increase of systematic knowledge; fuiic- 
tio?ial learning, concerned more with the practical 
application of knowledge than with systematic schol- 
arship; and technical specialization, which appeals 
to young people who wish to become masters of 
highly specialized fields. Without accepting any one 
of these to the exclusion of either of the others, he 
affirmed that the philosophy which will best fit the 
Bucknell situation must "take into consideration 
some of the social, political and economic influences 
which may affect the future organization of higher 
education in our country." 

He recognizes the returning veteran as one of the 
greatest influences on higher education for the com- 
ing decade. While he accepts the well-known fact 
that returning veterans want to get a practical edu- 
cation and settle down to normal living, he believes 
that such an education without much of the civilizing 
and socializing influences of the liberal arts will not 
prepare the veteran to control the machine which has 
made such tremendous strides during recent years. 
In this connection, he accepts the findings of the 
Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education 

(Continued on page 19-) 


Eakl Morgan Richakds 

Richards Made Vice-Pres, 
of Republic Steel 

CP ARL MORGAN RICHARDS '13 was promoted 
(f) on May 9 to the position of vice-president of 
the Republic Steel Corporation in charge of oper- 
ations. He succeeds C. M. White, who has been 
promoted to the presidency of the company. Rich- 
ards became connected with the company in 1930 as 
chief industrial engineer. He was appointed assist- 
ant to the vice-president in charge of operations in 
1935 and assistant vice-president in charge of oper- 
ations four years later. He had entered the steel in- 
dustry in 1925 as chief industrial engineer of the 
Jones and Laughlin Company. On graduation he was 
employed by the Westinghouse Airbrake Company 
as assistant to the chief engineer and assistant to the 
manager of engineering. Loaned to the U. S. Gov- 
ernment during the First World War, he was a con- 
sulting engineer for the next five years before enter- 
ing the employ of Jones and Laughlin. 

An idea of his responsibilities may be obtained 
from a look at the production of which he has 
charge. The Republic Steel Corporation produces 
9,000,000 tons of steel annually, more than the en- 
tire production of the Japanese Empire. Approxi- 
mately 25 per cent of the company's output is con- 
verted into manufactured articles. Being the world's 
leading producer of alloy steel, the company had 
been developing plane engine steel long before the 
war, which found the company making 90 per cent 
of the alloy steel produced in America. In the 27 
Republic plants that fabricate steel products, an al- 
most endless list of war materials is produced. A 
few of these are: portions of the Bofors anti-aircraft 

gun, part of the bazo(;ka, the bangalore bomb for 
mining beaches and rtjads, a considerable portion of 
the famous I.ST boats (320 feet long, each carrying 
49 huge tanks across the rjcean under its own power 
and pouring them (;nto the enemy beaches with guns 
blazing) and the D, E. destroyer escorts which drove 
the submarines off the sea lanes. The company also 
made many of the LCM's to carry trtjops from trans- 
port vessels onto the beaches. Finally, it is now fab- 
ricating akiiniiium for airplane parts. 

Those who knew Richards in college are not sur- 
prised at the responsibilities placed on his shoulders. 
He entered Bucknell in the fall of 1909, a youngster 
so c|uiet that he was immediately nicknamed "Noisy," 
the name by which he is still known among his col- 
lege friends. He soon was rated a mathematical 
"shark" and was graduated suninia cum laude. He 
was a member of Delta Sigma fraternity, played var- 
sity basketball and was on his class track team. 

Richards has been a trustee of Bucknell Univer- 
sity since 1934; is a director of the Truscon Steel 
Company, the Vance Iron and Steel Company, and 
the K & S Metal Supply Company; is a member of 
the American Iron and Steel Institute, American 
Management Association, and Iron and Steel Engi- 
neers. He belongs to the Union Club, Rowfant 
Club, Shaker Heights Country Club of Cleveland, 
and the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce; is a 
member and former officer of the American Society 
of Mechanical Engineers, Youngstown Club, and 
Masonic bodies. He has written widely in his field 
of specialization and his articles have been published 
in America and Europe. In 1916 he married Vic- 
toria Louise Stratton and they have one daughter, 
Jean Stratton. They live at 2824 Drummond Road, 
Shaker Heights (Cleveland), Ohio. 

Student organizations added nearly $4,000 to the 
Arnaud C. Marts Scholarship Fund at Commence- 
ment time. This brings the fund to S5.000. 

One Hundredth 
Birthday Roster 

(^~\/'AMES of those who have given One Hun- 
_y V dred Dollars or more since the publication 
of the March Alumnus as of August 2. 1945: 

C. P. Higby '08 

Eloise HUl '22 

Mrs. M. Lila Schermerhorn (M. Lila Long) '03 

C. F. Nagro '17 and daughter, jane Nagro '43 

Mrs. Flora Pohlman (Flor'a Sigel") "xl95."'x98 


Alumni President Writes 

Dear Bucknellians: 

A new college year has opened. Those of us who 
are no longer on the campus as students are inter- 
ested in all of the "doings." We look forward to 
the time when conditions will permit our return for 
the pleasure of renewed friendships and interest 
which reunions always bring. 

We who were privileged to attend Commence- 
ment in June were very conscious of the toll war has 
taken of the men of college age; only one of the 
very few men who were graduated was in civilian 
clothes. The awarding of the honorary degrees was 
most impressive, and each of us had added prestige 
because of the outstanding successes of those who 
received them. Their achievements typified the spirit 
of Bucknell training: that devotion to God and 
service to mankind are the true purposes of educa- 

The induction of the new president, Dr. Herbert 
L. Spencer, was an impressive ceremony. His ac- 
ceptance address showed his comprehension of the 
many ramifications of the difficult position he has 
assumed. We can rest assured that he will meet the 
challenge completely. We owe him whole-hearted 
support and co-operation, and we are sure he will 
receive it. Our welcome to him and Mrs. Spencer 
is cordial and sincere. It is most fortunate that Dr. 
Marts will continue his interest and lend his efi^orts 
toward carrying Bucknell through this period which 
is so peculiarly hard for all colleges. The feeling of 
assurance that permeates the campus foretells a 
greater Bucknell and many reunions in future years. 

We can never repay the debt we owe those who 
have served in the Armed Forces of the United 
States in this crisis, but we can try to show some 
measure of gratitude to them. What could be more 
a mark of that gratitude than to have the returning 
G.I.'s attend the college which means so much to us.' 
In such an atmosphere of friendliness and culture, 
with a fine campus, stately trees, and scenic beauty 
to bring calmness of soul and spirit, they will be able 
to surmount the shocks of battle and prepare for a 
constructive future. Bucknell and each of us will be 
richer for their coming into the student body. It is 
our privilege and duty to tell the returning veterans 
about Bucknell and its many advantages. Surely 
each of us knows someone who wants to take advan- 
tage of the things we have to offer. All we need to 
do is talk with him ourselves and send his name to 
Dr. Ralph E. Page at The Hill— little enough to pay 
for what that G.I. has done for us. 

Don't forget our 100th Birthday in February. 
May those who celebrate the 200th Birthday have as 


much to be grateful for as we have. This is our pe- 
riod to make that possible. 

Your president and directors appreciate the honor 
which has been conferred upon them by you, but we 
want to carry out your ideas, for this is your Associa- 
tion. Only your individual interest and activity can 
make an Alumni body worthy of Bucknell. 

Sincerely yours, 

Emma E. Dillon '15, President 

The General Alumni Association 


Motor Federation Head 

Q) the Bucknell Board of Trustees, has been 
elected president of the Pennsylvania Motor Federa- 
tion, succeeding Howard W. Hughes, former State 
Supreme Court justice, who resigned because of the 
pressure of private practice. 

Senator Sordoni, who was born in Nanticoke in 
1887, has had a phenomenal rise in the business 
world. He served in the United States Army from 
1904 to 1908. In 1910 he founded the Sordoni Con- 
struction Company, which has since become one of 
the State's leading building agencies. Later he ex- 
panded his activities to embrace management of 
various public utilities, hotels and manufacturing 
plants. Notable among the latter are three Ameri- 
can Can Company plants, in as many northeastern 
cities, that have been awarded Army-Navy stars for 
excellence in production of incendiary bombs, and 
the Johnson Engineering Company of Wilkes- 
Barre, which has been fulfilling Army and Navy 
contracts for precision equipment during the past 
three years. Mr. Sordoni lives in Kingston, Penn- 

(T^ JOHN W. RICE '14 was honored by hav- 
A^ ing the 1945 L' Agenda dedicated to him. 
The dedication read: "To a man whose efforts and 
patience are unfailing and whose conquests are un- 
sung, we proclaim the greatness that service and un- 
selfish devotion deserves. A Bucknell graduate and 
veteran of World War I, he tried to join his five 
sons in the present war, but was refused Army serv- 
ice. Instead he remained a part of Bucknell, con- 
tinuing to fulfill his duties to school and community. 
With respect and appreciation we dedicate this 1945 
L! Agenda to bacteriologist and citizen of conse- 
quence — John Witmer Rice." 

Theiss '02 Honored by 
International Mark 
Twain Society 

(^oHE latest recognition that has come to Profes- 
\f) sor Lewis E. Theiss in consequence of his lit- 
erary work is election to honorary membership in the 
International Mark Twain Society. 

Dr. Theiss received the invitation to membership 
in April, 1945. It read: 

"Dear Mr. Theiss: 

For your contribution to literature the Executive 
Committee has voted you the Honorary Memhiership. 
The award will be made upon your approval. 
Cordially yours, 

Cyril Clemens, President." 

The International Mark Twain Society is an or- 
ganization to promote literary interests the world 
over. Honorary membership is awarded only for 
literary achievement, and the list of its honorary 
members includes such well-known names as those 
of Fannie Hurst, Willa Gather, Booth Tarkington, 
H. G. Wells, John Masefield and scores of other out- 
standing writers. The English representative is Win- 
ston Churchill. Andre Maurois is the French repre- 
sentative. Booth Tarkington is the American rep- 

Dr. Theiss wrote his first book in 1914, when he 
was an author of magazine articles. Since that date 
he has written at least one book each year. His first 
volume, written upon the request of a Boston pub- 
lishing house, was a book for boys. Its success natu- 
rally led to a second, and that was followed by a 

long string of simihir books. Thus, without intend- 
ing to become a writer of juveniles, Dr. Theiss found 
himself projected into a life-long career. For his 
books eventually took (jn the aspect of an orientation 
series for youth, each volume dealing with some dis- 
tinctive field of human endeavor. These books have 
been widely adopted by different States in the Union 
for use in public school reading circles. Pennsyl- 
vania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Qjlorado and 
other states have adopted his bof.)ks. 

The centennial history of Bucknell, which Ur. 
Theiss is just finishing, is his 40th book. One other 
volume is of a historical nature. The remaining 38 
are books for youth. He says he would like to run 
the string up to 50. 

Dr. Theiss began his career as a writer very early, 
while in preparatory school. In his undergraduate 
days at Bucknell he edited L' Agenda, and was an 
editor of the Bucknellian and contributor to other 
college publications. He began his newspaper career 
on the staff of Charles A. Dana's famous old New 
York Sun, with which he remained for nearly ten 

Having become meantime an active contributor to 
leading magazines, he left newspaper work and for 
many years was an independent magazine writer. He 
has written for more than 40 leading American pub- 
lications, and was garden editor of Good Housekeep- 
ing, tutorial Reviexv, and other magazines. During 
the First World War, he became editor for the Na- 
tional War Garden Commission, editing and helping 
to prepare garden publicity and the books on garden- 
ing issued by that body. As an associated activity. 
Dr. Theiss became a plant experimenter for the U. S. 
Department of Agriculture, and the grounds of his 
country home near Muncy contain numerous inter- 
esting foreign plants that were sent to him by the 
Bureau of Plant Industry for trial and experiment. 
Dr. Theiss for three years edited the publications of 
the Pennsylvania Department of Forests and Waters. 
He also prepared and edited six or seven editions of 
a publication familiar to many Bucknellians — LIFE 

* * * * 

QV^RS. DANIEL A. POLING, wife of a Buck- 
"-^^C nell trustee and mother of Treva Poling 
Roy '44, has been elected as the outstanding mother 
in Pennsylvania by the American Mothers' Com- 
mittee of the Golden Rule Foundation. Her son, 
Clark V. Poling, a chaplain, died on a torpedoed 
transport after giving a soldier his life belt. 

•Sfi '^ •if: -^ -^ 

The front cover page of the Alumnus shows 
President Spencer greeting "Ted" Roselle, who has 
returned to college after overseas service to complete 
his education. 


Captain Marts Resigns 
From Coast Guard 

/^S WE go to press, we learn that Captain Marts 
~^ has resigned his commission in the Coast 
Guard. Thus ends two and one-half years of serv- 
ice, which is characterized by Admiral Waesche, his 
superior officer, as "exceptionally meritorious con- 
duct in the performance of outstanding services to his 
country and to the United States Coast Guard as 
Chief of the Temporary Reserve Division and or- 
ganizer and administrator of the Volunteer Port Se- 
curity Force." 

"Your departure from this organization is an irre- 
placeable loss," said Admiral Waesche, "and the 
Coast Guard is grateful for the fine work you have 
done. You may feel confident that your accomplish- 
ments have been invaluable in the progress to ulti- 
mate victory." 

The official citation issued by Admiral Waesche 
paid high tribute to Captain Marts' ability, in these 

"Early in the beginning of World War II, when 
the Coast Guard was charged with the tremendous 
responsibility of safeguarding ports and waterfront 
facilities against destruction, loss or injury from sabo- 
tage, protection of life, and instituting safety measures, 
it became apparent that there was urgent need of a 
force to augment the personnel then available for this 
duty. Through Captain Arnaud C. Marts' remarkable 
ability as an organizer, there evolved the Volunteer 
Port Security Force, composed of volunteer men and 
women, at one time numbering 70,000, from all walks 
of life, eager to give of their time and labor in any 
way that might help in the operations of the war. 

"Captain Marts formulated training plans and con- 
solidated the efforts of this heterogeneous group into a 
superbly efficient and trained force capable of cooper- 
ating and working with members of the military forces, 
and competent to relieve Coast Guardsmen for combat 
or other military duty. As Chief of the Temporary 
Reserve Division, Captain Marts administered the pro- 
gram for this organization with extremely gratifying 

"The highest praise is accorded this officer for the 
honor which his service has brought to the United 
States Coast Guard. In giving generously of his 
knowledge, time and outstanding ability, he has con- 
tributed beyond measure to the victories thus far won, 
and to those to be won in the future." 

(T\^ PHILIP L. HARRIiMAN, professor of psy- 
^A_J chology, was made an honorary member of 
Phi Beta Kappa at the fraternity's May meeting. 
Student members initiated at that time are: Eliza- 
beth Grove, Annette Pincus, Jean Williams, Helen 
Wythes, Janet Benson, Edwina Halligan, Dorothy 
Hutton and Dorothy Kinsey. 


English Language Institute 

English Language 

(^^oHE second session of the Bucknell University 
y^ English Language Institute began this year on 
July 25. The eight- week course of intensive instruc- 
tion in English will close on September 20. There 
are 40 students enrolled in the classes in grammar, 
pronunciation, vocabulary and practice drill. The 
countries represented by the students are: Brazil, 
Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Hon- 
duras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Uruguay 
and Venezuela. Professionally the students repre- 
sent a variety of interests. The group includes 
physicians, civil engineers, mining engineers, sani- 
tary engineers, ceramic engineers, textile engineers, 
nurses, lawyers, teachers, social workers, educational 

Each of these students holds a fellowship for a 
year's study in one of the universities of the United 
States. The course at Bucknell is a period of prac- 
tice in language and of orientation to North Ameri- 
can life and customs in preparation for the year of 
specialized study to follow. The general program 
of each student is supervised by the agency or foun- 
dation which has granted his fellowship. Because 
of their interest in the Bucknell Institute the follow- 
ing agencies have sent students to Lewisburg this 
year: Institute of Inter-American Affairs, Institute of 
International Education, Rockefeller Foundation, 
U. S. Department of State and U. S. Office of Edu- 

The staft' of the English Language Institute in- 
cludes the following members of the Bucknell 
faculty: Dr. C. Willard Smith, director; Professor 
Frank A. Sprague, director of the English House; 
Dr. Gladys Calkins Cook; Mrs. Meyer Nimkoff; 
Dr. Donald G. Stillman and Dr. Robert E. Streeter. 

Brockway '07 Offers 
Job Plan 

yfN approach lo the problem of "60,000,000 
^yj- jobs" wliich is causing considerable commeni 
is that proposed by Chauncey E. lirockway, lawyer 
and banker of Sharon, Pennsylvania. Mr. Brockway 
is in considerable demand as a speaker on this sub- 
ject and has published a pamphlet, "Men Want Jobs 
and Industry Can Supply Them." 

He contends that the taxes required to pay our 
monumental debt following the war will come not 
from the owners of a business organization but from 
the customers who buy the product. Therefore, he 
suggests that et]uity capital, the money that is repre- 
sented by the common and preferred stocks of cor- 
porations, be put onto the pay roll, so that instead 
of earning dividends as we now think of reimburse- 
ment payment for the use of capital, it will be paid 
regularly for the job it produces, just in the same 
manner as the worker on the job is compensated for 
producing a salable article. Thus the cost of this 
equity capital will become a part of the cost of the 
article produced, just as labor costs are now; just as 
depreciation, obsolescence, reserves, material, etc., 
are a part of the cost. When this equity capital goes 
onto the pay roll and becomes a part of the cost of 
the article produced, there will be no profits as we 
now think of them, and consequently the result will 
be that all corporate income taxation will automati- 
cally disappear. 

To work out such a plan, Mr. Brockway calls for 
legislation that will permit the percentage distribu- 
tion of income of a company between labor and capi- 
tal, over and above cost of material after the various 
reserves such as depreciation, obsolescence, research, 
etc. Then, the incomes of capital and labor will de- 
pend on the success of the company. This may be 
high or low, but no one loses his job and everyone 
is working for progress in the company. 

He would have every corporation determine the 
number of men it should employ, up to 53,000,000 
jobs for the country. When this has been decided, 
corporation taxes will be low or high according as 
the corporation keeps employment high or low. 

Finally, once a corporation has located in a com- 
munity, it cannot tear down buildings. If the plant 
has been left idle for a definite length of time, the 
property automatically reverts to the municipality in 
order that these facilities may continue to serve the 
people of the town. 

He is past president of the Sharon Chamber of 
Commerce, the Mercer County Bar Association, and 
the Mercer County Bankers Association; and is 

chairman of the Real Estate Section of the Pennsyl- 
vania Bar Association. He is chairman of the com- 
mittee of the Financial Advertisers Association, 
called the "Committee of Banks Assisting Small 
Business," and is a member of the O^uncil on Chris- 
tian Social Progress of the Northern Baptist Ojh- 

Mr. Brockway entered Bucknell in 1903. He is a 
member of Sigma Chi fraternity and was active in 
literary affairs and class athletics. He has lived in 
Sharon since boyhfjod and is now the senior member 
of the law firm of Brockway, Whitia and McKay, 
as well as president of the First National Bank of 
Sharon. He married Bessie H. Taylor and they have 
three sons, one of whom, Robert, attended Bucknell. 

Sue Weddell Attends 
San Francisco 

OUE WEDDELL '12, one of Bucknell's famous 
(M alumnas, represented the Foreign Missions Con- 
ference of North America at the San Francisco Con- 
ference of the 50 United Nations. Miss Weddell, 
author of a half dozen books, mainly on religious 
subjects, was one of 58 women of the 400 delegates 
to the Madras, India, Convention of the World 
Council of Missions in 1938. She was at that time 
Executive Secretary of the Women's Board of For- 
eign Missions of the Reformed Church in America. 

The Conference which Miss Weddell represented 
in San Francisco is an organization of 125 foreign 
mission boards in the United States and Canada, 
representing GG denominations and serving 30,000,- 
000 people around the world. Also representing the 
conference with Miss Weddell was Bishop James C. 
Baker of the Methodist Church. 

Since leaving Bucknell, Miss Weddell has been, 
in addition to the activities mentioned above, editor 
of a young peoples' weekly, member of the national 
staff of the Y.W.C.A. and in New York City was 
for three years associated with the Girl Reserve De- 
partment and Women's Press of this association. 
She lives at 450 West 24th Street, New York City. 

OTORREST D. BROWN, Christian Association 
^ secretary, is ser\"ing on the executive committee 
of the National University Christian Missions Com- 
mittee of the Federal Council of Churches of Christ 
in America. He is also a member of the Student 
Personnel Committee of the Student Division of the 
National Council of the Y.M.C.A. 


Captain Marts Presents 
Dr Spencer 

Mr. Chairman: 

It was just ten academic years ago that the Board 
of Trustees of Bucknell University did me the un- 
expected honor of electing me to the presidency of 
this great college. I accepted the responsibility for 
one academic year only, during which time it was 
understood that the principal item of business would 
be to find and elect a permanent president. 

Nine years passed, at the end of which time, a 
year ago, I timidly reminded the Board that I was 
still here, awaiting relief by my successor. It was 
then that the Board made me a most gracious pro- 
posal — namely, that a successor would be elected if 
I would serve as chairman of a committee to find 
and recommend him. Seldom has a college trustee 
accepted a committee assignment more enthusiasti- 
cally than I accepted the chairmanship of this com- 

It was called the Special Committee — in order, I 
suppose, to make the name mean nothing. It might 
well have been called the Secret Seven, if a name 
were desired that would be descriptive of our stealthy 
movements, for our Special Committee soon found 
that many other college and university boards of 
trustees were also looking for presidents — many of 
them with the same list of qualifications which our 
Special Committee drew up at our first meeting. 

Our attention was quickly drawn toward the presi- 
dent of Pennsylvania College for Women at Pitts- 
burgh, who happened to have a combination of the 
desired qualities to a degree for which we had 
scarcely dared hope. But here again, the Committee 
found it necessary to adopt the techniques of the 
Secret Seven, for we discovered that several other 
colleges and universities, many of them much larger 
and better known than Bucknell, were stalking the 
same prey. 

For reasons which we believed to be complimen- 
tary to both Bucknell and to the president-elect, we 
persuaded the president of Pennsylvania College for 
Women to say Yes to our invitation to become the 
president of Bucknell and upon our report to the 
trustees of Bucknell this gentleman was unanimously 
and enthusiastically elected to this office. 

It would seem that had the trustees of Bucknell 
30 years ago known that they would elect a president 
in 1945 and been able to set aside and train a young 
man at that time for the presidency of Bucknell, they 
could scarcely have selected a program of training 
and experience better than that which our president- 


elect had been fortuitously undergoing for the past 
30 years for the responsibilities which he assumes 
here today — for he graduated from Carnegie Tech 
as an engineer, he entered the teaching profession 
and served for six years as director of the H. C. 
Frick Training School for Teachers and made an en- 
viable record in it, he then became dean of the lib- 
eral arts college of the University of Pittsburgh and 
later president of the Pennsylvania College for 
Women — an institution with the same Christian 
ideals of education which are held here at Bucknell. 

Thus Bucknell, which is a college of the liberal 
arts and sciences with strong departments of engi- 
neering, which is co-educational and which is com- 
mitted to the Christian way of life, has a new leader 
of outstanding ability, training and experience in ex- 
actly these same major fields. 

I am highly honored this morning by the privilege 
and duty of presenting this gentleman to you, sir, 
for induction as president of Bucknell. I am espe- 
cially grateful that I may present him to you in the 
presence not only of the Bucknell family — faculty, 
trustees, alumni, students and townspeople — but also 
m the presence of so many distinguished representa- 
tives of educational, religious and cultural agencies 
and institutions. 

The honor which you ladies and gentlemen have 
done us by coming to this ceremony this morning is 
a living rebuke to those who think of the colleges 
and universities of Pennsylvania as competitive in- 
stitutions, and a living inspiration to those who 
know that the colleges and institutions of Pennsyl- 
vania are comrades in arms in our unending battle 
against ignorance, superstition, debasement of the 
human spirit and narrowness of understanding. Let 
no one of us ever think of any other of us as insti- 
tutional competitors but only as valiant comrades in 
a great and important cause. 

Before so great a cloud of witnesses I now take 
pleasure in presenting to you, sir, Bucknell's new 
president — a gentleman fully worthy by his own 
nature and character, by his training and experience 
and intellect, to lead Bucknell in its one-hundred- 
year-old mission of inspiring and teaching and guid- 
ing youth in the pathway of growth and fulfillment 
and of service to good and to human brotherhood. 

Sir, I present the president-elect of Bucknell, Dr. 
Herbert Lincoln Spencer. 

rlQShl Home-coming Day, October 20 

PENN STATE GAME, Bucknell Stadium 
Everybody's coming. 

Albert T. PoFrnNBERCER 

Poffenberger Publishes 
Significant Book 

"/^RINCIPLES of Applied Psychology," pub- 
j lished by the Appleon-Century Company in 
1942, was awarded the Butler Medal for the out- 
standing contribution of an alumnus of Columbia 
University in the field of philosophy and education. 
The book deserves the honor bestowed on it, for it 
is probably the most complete and scholarly work of 
its kind published to date. The author of this vol- 
ume is Albert T. Poffenberger, Bucknell '09. His 
address, "Psychology: Academic and Professional," 
delivered when he was president of the American 
Association of Applied Psychology in 1944, was pub- 
lished in the ]ournal of Consulting Psychology in 

Dr. Poffenberger was for 16 years executive offi- 
cer of the Department of Psychology at Columbia 
University, retiring from that position several years 
ago so that he might devote more time to his own 
research and that of his graduate students. At the 
present time he is working on two major research 
problems, one in olfactory discrimination and the 
other in visual discrimination. 

His most important extra-curricular activity is in 
connection with the Social Science Research Council 
of which he has been a member for ten years. This 
council brings together the fields of economics, his- 
tory, political science, statistics, anthropology, so- 
ciology and psychology. For several years he has 
been chairman of the Committee on Problems and 
Policies. In 1932-34 he was chairman of the Di- 
vision of Anthropology and Psychology of the Na- 
tional Research Council, with residence in Wash- 

ington for the first year. This year he has been 
selected as member-at-large of that Qjuncil. He is 
a charter member of the Council for Research on 
the Problems of Alcohol and a member of its execu- 
tive and scientific committees. 

Another of his interests is the Psychfjiogicai ijn- 
poration, with which he has been connected since its 
founding in 1920. During this time he has been its 
president and is now on its board of directors and is 
acting as consultant. Started by the late J. McKeen 
Cattcll for the purpose of enabling applied psychol- 
ogy to grow and support itself by its own efforts, this 
organization, which plows all excess earnings back 
into its treasury for research purposes, did a $600,000 
business last year. Its central office has a staff of 
nearly 100 persons. 

Poffenberger received his Ph.D. degree from Co- 
lumbia University in 1921 and was immediately ap- 
pointed an instructor in psychology at that institu- 
tion. His progress was steady and rapid and he 
became professor of psychology in 1927. He is a 
fellow of the American Association for the Advance- 
ment of Science and has been vice-president of the 
Association. He is a member and past president of 
the American Psychological Association, the Society 
of Experimental Psychologists, the National Insti- 
tute of Psychology, and American Association of 
Applied Psychologists; a member of the New York 
Academy of Science, Phi Kappa Psi and the Masonic 
fraternity. His books other than that mentioned 
above are: "Experimental Psychology (Laboratory 
Manual)," "The Sense of Taste," "Applied Psy- 
chology" (1917 and 1923), "Psychology in Adver- 
tising," "Applied Psychology, Its Principles and 
Methods" (1927). 

Mrs. Poffenberger (deceased) was the former 
Flossie V. Kauffman of Sunbury. They have two 
children, Dora Helen and John Robert. Dr. Poffen- 
berger lives at 445 Riverside Drive, New York City, 
but has a place up the Hudson where for seven 
months of the year he keeps in trim by manual labor 
of various kinds. This rural life is particularly in- 
teresting, due to the fact that photography is one of 
Poffenberger's hobbies. 


OTANFORD L. KUNKLE "21. teacher in the Mil- 
Qj ton High School, was elected principal to fill die 
vacancy left by E. Collins Cupp '19, who was recently 
named superintendent following the resignation of 
Dr. Carl L. Millward '06. 

President Spencer and his daughter. Nana\ have 
recently spent a month exploring in Utah on a Mellon 
Institute project. 


Lester E. Lighton 

Lester E, Lighton '20 
Made Exide 

O^HE Public Relations Department of the Exide 
^-^ Electric Storage Battery Company has broad- 
cast the following: 

"Lester E. Lighton, manager, Department of De- 
velopment and Design, The Electric Storage Battery 
Company, Philadelphia, was recently elected vice- 
president of the company in charge of engineering. 

"Mr. Lighton brings to his new position a quarter 
century of experience in battery engineering and 
sales. His career with Exide started in 1920 on the 
sales staff of the company's Detroit branch. Later, 
in 1925, he was promoted to manager of automotive 
manufacturers sales, with headquarters in Philadel- 
phia. In 1935 he was assigned to the Department 
of Development and Design as assistant to the man- 
ager, and in 1940 became manager of that depart- 

"Mr. Lighton was graduated from Bucknell Uni- 
versity, Class of '20. He has been an active member 
of the Society of Automotive Engineers, and at one 
time was a member of the S.A.E. Standards Com- 
mittee and chairman of the Electrical Equipment Di- 
vision of which he is now a member. At the present 
time he represents the S.A.E. on storage batteries in 
the American Standards Association. 

"Mr. Lighton is also a member of The American 
Physical Society, Faraday Society, The Electrochem- 
ical Society, and Army Ordnance Association." 

"Les," as his friends know him, was born in Wil- 
liamsport and entered Bucknell in the Class of '18 


but took two years out to serve in 'World 'War L In 
the ambulance service, he was awarded the Croix de 
Guerre for meritorious service. In college he took 
the mechanical engineering course and earned his let- 
ter in track. He belonged to Delta Sigma, Cap and 
Dagger and the Engineering Society. He has two 
sons — Robert 'x46, who left college to enter the 
Navy, and Paul. His home address is 355 East 
'Wharton Avenue, Glenside, Pennsylvania. He re- 
cently returned from a several-month trip to Europe, 
having been borrowed from the battery company by 
the Navy to serve as a technician. 

Marts Receives 
Distinguished Service 

yfT THE baccalaureate service on the evening 
^/JL of June 22, 'William H. Coleman, dean-elect, 
presented to Captain Marts on behalf of the faculty 
a scroll which read: 

The Faculty and Administration, deeply aware of 
the varied and valuable contribution of President 
Marts to the institution during the decade of his 
leadership, unanimously unite in this testimonial of 
appreciation. By his mental poise, his executive ca- 
pacity, his profound vision, his humane outlook, and 
his influencive personality, he has challenged the ad- 
miration of his associates and immeasurably increased 
the prestige of Bucknell University. Educator, admin- 
istrator, public servant, he has translated his useful 
life into the vital structure of the institution he served 
witli conspicuous success during a critical period of its 

Academic Honors at the 
June Commencement 

/i/% WILLIAM E. G. BOND, son of Professor 
-^ and Mrs. Charles M. Bond, and Nancy Patter- 
son, daughter of J. Claire Patterson '35, principal of 
the Bloomsburg High School, were graduated magna 
ciini Idtide — that is, with a record of 75 per cent "A" 
grades. Graduated with cum laude distinction — one- 
half of the grades in the "A" bracket — were Anne 
Elizabeth Grove, 'WiUiamsport; A/S Charles E. 
Schleckser, Belleville, N. J.; Helen 'Wythes, Had- 
donfield, N. J.; Jean 'Williams, Summit, N. J.; An- 
nette Pincus, 'Wilkes- Barre; and Marjorie Tyson, 
CoUegeviUe. Miss Patterson won three academic 
cash prizes totaling $80. 


Bostwick Addresses 
Retiring President Marts 

/7)R1'SIDCNT MARTS, my good friend, I find il 
J most difficult to voice the sentiment in the 
hearts of the Alumni and friends of Old Bucknell 
without violating the wishes your modesty dictates. 
All of us are and ever will be your friends. We 
know that public praise from your friends embar- 
rasses you and can be painful. Hiit we want you to 
know our love and admiration for you and our hap- 
piness, in which I am sure Dr. Spencer joins, that 
we are not saying good-bye, but that you are to con- 
tinue with us on the Board of Trustees, which your 
wisdom has guided. 

Bucknell acknowledges its indebtedness to you 
and appreciates your generous self-sacrifice, of which 
it has been the beneficiary during the years you have 
given us as trustee, acting president and president. 
Others have unselfishly given her of their substance, 
others likewise of themselves, but yours has been a 
combination gift of yourself, your wisdom and your 
substance, which has set a new high in service to 
Bucknell. You are indebted, sir, to a kind Provi- 
dence for most unusual qualities of heart, mind, per- 
sonality and spirit, which have endeared you to us 
and made you valuable beyond measure to your 
adopted Alma Mater. We of Bucknell are grateful. 

I will not bore you or embarrass you by a recital 
of your personal or official attainments. They are so 
well known to nearly all of us here, to the Bucknell 
clientele and to the world at large that they need no 
repetition in this presence. In fact, I feel that no 
frail words of mine can do them justice. 

Your handling of Bucknell's finances since you 
took the helm, your promotion of her every interest, 
your insistence upon balanced budgets, your leader- 
ship in debt elimination, in the enlargement and im- 
provement of the physical equipment, in academic 
and scholastic progress to keep pace with physical 
progress, in progressive revision of curricula, in han- 
dling the Junior College problems, physical, educa- 
tional and financial, and the ultimate aims therefor, 
your cultivation and promotion of Alumni interest 
and cooperation have inspired the rest of us to assist 
as we might. The faculty will not soon forget the 
salary increases, the Carnegie Retirement Pension 
System, the Bucknell Scholars, the raising of educa- 
tional standards. Phi Beta Kappa and Mortar Board, 
the emphasis upon the role of the Bucknell Library 
in education, the Friends of the Bucknell Library, the 
Visiting Committee on Engineering, your plans and 
financing for the new Library and the comprehensive 
plan for the new campus. None of us are unmind- 

ful of your public and military service, so successful 
while you coiiliimed to help us, nor of bucknell's 
service to our tountry at war, which you inspired and 
led. Hut we are most humbly yet fervently grateful 
for the increased emphasis upon religion which you, 
by precept, example and inspiring leadership enabled 
Bucknell to attain. We will remember you when 
we repeat your slogan, "'i'he iiucknell Way of Life," 
which you define as "the Way of Intelligence, of In- 
tegrity and of Christian Brotherhood." With you, 
we will continue to follow the three flags you held 
aloft for us. 

May I say to Mrs. Marts that we ui the Bfjard and 
the Bucknell family appreciate the self-sacrifice on 
her part which enabled her husband to give so much 
of himself to us and our progress, at the cost of in- 
terruption of the life at the domestic fireside which 
meant so much to you both. Thanks to her, and may 
God's blessing go with you both. 

Rockwell '07 
Goes to Chile 

22, 1945, carried the following story: 

"First North American to teach American litera- 
ture in a South American university. Dr. Leo L. Rock- 
well, on leave from Colgate University, where he is 
head of the school of languages, will become visiting 
professor of American literature on March 1 at the 
National University of Chile, Santiago. Scheduled to 
remain until next December, he will work under the 
auspices of the Department of State. Dr. and Mrs. 
Rockwell have directed the work of the Lbiversity 
of Michigan's English House since its inauguration 
as an annual summer school project in 194L The 
school teaches American language and customs to 
Latin-American students expecting to study in this 
country. Since last November, Dr. Rockwell has 
been on leave to head the work of the school during 
its first winter session. Before joining the Colgate 
faculty in 1936, Dr. Rockwell was a faculty member 
at Bucknell LJniversity, New York University, and 
the University of Michigan. He is a graduate of 
Bucknell and holds master's and doctor's degrees 
from Harvard and New York University, respec- 

Mrs. Rockwell, the former Vera Cober. is a grad- 
uate of Bucknell in the Class of 1911- She taught 
Spanish for several years at Bucknell before moving 
to Colgate. They have three daughters: Carol (Mrs. 
James Sullivan), Frances (Mrs. Warren L. Dentler) 
and Marguerite, all of whom attended Bucknell. 


Veteran Education at 

Ralph E. Page 

Director, Veterans' Bureau 

yjS THIS issue of the Alumnus goes to press, 
^^ 24 ex-service men and women are enrolled at 
Bucknell. Eight of this number were members of 
the student body prior to entering the service. Four- 
teen applications for admission to the November 
term are on file, and a number of ex-Bucknellians 
who have been discharged have indicated their inten- 
tion to return to the campus this fall. It appears 
quite certain that there will be at least 50 veterans 
included in the student body in November. 

Approximately one-third of these veterans are at- 
tending Bucknell under the provisions of the Re- 
habilitation Act (Public Law No. 16). Service- 
incurred or service-aggravated disabilities have 
disqualified these men for the type of activity they 
were preparing for prior to the war. After consid- 
ering each of these cases separately and in great de- 
tail, the Veterans' Administration's Advisement 
Service has assisted each disabled veteran to select 
an occupational objective suitable to his abilities and 

The University trustees have approved a very com- 
prehensive program of veteran education at Buck- 
nell. A special Veterans' Bureau has been estab- 
lished on the campus; a contract with the Veterans' 
Administration authorizes Bucknell to accept ap- 
proved applicants for rehabilitation training; a Uni- 
versity Testing Bureau was established on July 1 and 
on August 13 a Veterans' Guidance Center, author- 
ized by contract with the Veterans' Administration, 
will commence operation. All of these activities are 
in addition to the regular veterans' educational pro- 
gram provided by the "G.I. Bill" (Public Law 346). 

Bucknell has adopted a very liberal but academi- 
cally sound policy regarding the granting of college 
credit for military experiences. No military experi- 
ence automatically earns college credit. However, 
many such experiences do have unquestioned aca- 
demic value. Through the use of standards which 
have been established by the American Council of 
Education together with results obtained by the Uni- 
versity Testing Bureau, it is possible for Bucknell to 
give each veteran appropriate college credit for any 
of his military experiences which have academic 

With the rapidly increasing number of young men 
and women being discharged, Alumni can be of great 
help to veterans and to Bucknell. Under the leader- 
ship of Jack Conway, the Bison Club has made a 


grand start in this direction. If every Bucknellian 
will send to the director of the Veterans' Bureau at 
Bucknell the name of at least one "G.I" who is in- 
terested in going to college, the problem of male en- 
rollment will be a very simple matter for the next 
several years. If it is possible to have a personal 
interview with each of these boys before sending in 
his name, that also would be a great help. Send us 
the names of those veteran prospects who you are 
satisfied will be good Bucknellians. 

"We have a special bulletin which explains the 
University's policy regarding veterans' education. 
Copies of this pamphlet will be furnished on request. 
If you or any of your "G.I." friends would like one 
of these booklets, feel perfectly free to write for one. 

ukcliah.Gcd oucrtneiliaHS 

HE following Bucknellians were discharged 
from the Armed Forces recently: 

Gaffney, Robert '33 
Gawain, Clarence V. '46 
Holliday, 'William F. '46 
Hower, Frank W. 'x31 
Jupenlaz, Fred A. '39 
Liming, William A. '33 
Miers, Thomas J. '26 
Posner, Robert ■x44 
Roselle, James T. 'x44 
'x39 Shoemaker, Richard G. '46 
Streitz, Henry ■x44 


Baney, Robert 'x42 
Beck, "Wilmer T. '38 
Brader, 'William 'x45 
Cagnoni, Guido J. '35 
Craig, James D. '41 
Davies, Edwin '25 
Doyle, James G. '28 
Eister, Donald H. '42 
Feldman, Lester '39 
Francovich, Joseph F. 

Alumnus Writes 
Division History 

/j SMALL pamphlet, "Tough 'Ombres!", de- 
^_y± scribing the heroic exploits of the 90th In- 
fantry Division, has been written by Pfc. Edward G. 
Hartmann '37, division historian, with the aid of 
WOJG Carl Jenkins. The authors have presented a 
vivid and colorful picture of this gallant division. 

Durine the First World War, T-O meant Texas 
and Oklahoma, but after the daring exploits of the 
above-mentioned group in 53 consecutive days of 
fighting, the initials came to mean Tough 'Ombres. 
They landed among the first on D-Day. One ship- 
load had to wade ashore because their vessel had 
been sunk by a mine. 

Hartmann, who was an outstanding student at 
Bucknell, received the master's degree from his Alma 
Mater in 1938 and went on to Columbia University 
for the Ph.D. degree. Before entering the service, he 
was an instructor at Ann-Reno Junior College in 
New York City. 

George S. Stevenson 

Stevenson Active in 
Veterans* Rehabilitation 

/DEORGE S. STEVENSON '15, is advisor in 
qJ Wasliington to the Selective Service, Vocational 
Rehabilitation Office of the Federal Security Agency, 
U. S. Public Health Service, Children's Bureau and 
the American Red Cross. No doubt most of these 
services are requested because he is medical director 
of the National Committee for Mental Hygiene. In 
this position, Dr. Stevenson exerts considerable in- 
fluence on the mental health of the nation. At pres- 
ent, he is mainly interested in House Resolution 
2550, introduced by Congressman Priest, providing 
for greater aid for psychiatric research, training and 
service throughout the country. His next interest is 
meeting the needs of veterans who are discharged as 
psychiatric cases. In February the National Com- 
mittee for Mental Hygiene held a three-day con- 
ference at Hershey, Pennsylvania, of psychiatric rep- 
resentatives of the Armed Services, Veterans' Admin- 
istration, Public Health Service, professors of internal 
medicine, deans of medical schools and leaders and 
teachers of psychiatry. The three days were spent in 
discussing and planning next steps, most important 
of which is the strengthening of the general practi- 
tioner so that he may meet the needs of these men as 
they return. 

A further interest of the Committee concerns re- 
habilitation generally and, from a preventive stand- 
point, continuous improvement in the processes of 
selective service. These objectives are greatly fur- 
thered by Dr. Stevenson's advisory work with gov- 
ernment departments and bureaus. 

Dr. Stevenson was born in Philadelphia. He re- 

ceived his bachelor's degree from Huckncll in 1915 
and the M.D. degree fn^m Johns Hopkins Univer- 
sity, where he interned in the Henry Phipps Psychi- 
atric C^iinic. He has been assistant in neuropathology 
in the New York State Psychiatric Institute; clinical 
instructor in psychiatry, Gjrneil Medical School; re- 
search psychiatrist. Training Schofjl, Vineland, N. J.; 
assistant professor of psychiatry and director of State 
C'linic, University of Minnesota; attending neurol- 
ogist and psychiatrist for one-half of ward service 
at Minneapolis General Hospital; field consultant 
and later director of the Division on Cf^mmunity 
Clinics of The National Committee for Mental Hy- 
giene; medical director, The National Committee for 
Mental Hygiene, 1939 to date. He has published 
about 45 significant articles in his field, many of 
them in yearbooks of national societies. 

Dr. Stevenson holds membership in a dozen im- 
portant professional associations and committees and 
is an officer in more than half of them. 

Mrs. Stevenson is the former Amy L. Patterson 
'16. They have three children — Ann '43; Amy 'AA; 
and William — and live at Everett Road, Red Bank, 
New Jersey. 

Emma Dillon 15 Alumni 

/N THE afternoon of June 22, the General Alumni 
Association met in Larison Hall Living Room. 
President Lowther was in the chair. President Spen- 
cer was introduced and extended greetings to the 
Assembly. O. V. W. Hawkins and Emma E. Dillon 
were asked to continue service as the committee for 
revision of the By-Laws. They were instructed to 
review the procedures for the election of Alumni 
trustees and search out and correct any weaknesses 
they might discover in the By-Laws. Kenneth '^''. 
Slifer was elected to the Board of Directors for the 
term ending in 1948,- and Clyde P. Bailey was re- 
elected for the same period. 

The Board of Directors of the General Alumni 
Association met at 9: 30 P. M., Friday, June 22, and 
elected the following officers: 

President, Emma E. Dillon '15 
First Vice-President, Miller E. Johnson '20 
Second Vice-President. Clyde P. Bailey "29 
Treasurer. Dayton L. Ranck '16 
Secretary, Frank G. Davis "11 

Four Alumni trustees — Andrew R. Mathieson '20, 
James F. McClure '13. Fred O. Schnure '14 and John 
T. Shirley '09 — were present. 


1. President Bostwick Charges 

THE >{ew University Presi- 

2. President Spencer Receives 

THE University Charter 

3. The President Speaks. 

4. Captain ' Marts Bids Farewell 

TO the Graduating Class 

5. The Academic Procession 

Pauses' to Be Photographed 

6. Left to right; President Spencer, 

doncaster humm '09, oscar 
Wolf 12, Captain Marts, 
Roy G. Bostwick 05, John 
D. W. Fetter '13. 

7. Dr. Bostwick Addresses Retir- 

ing President Marts. 

8. "Good Luck." 

9 and 11. Two Sections of the 
Academic Procession. 

10. The Spencer Family. 

Football Prospects Good 

55 Candidates 

By Robert E. Streeter '38 

/jN UNTESTED backfield operating ' behind a 
^y/j. rugged and veteran line — that's the prospec- 
tus for the Bucknell football team which will move 
through a short but severe campaign in September 
and October. For the second full season "Woody 
Ludwig will be at the coaching helm, with Russell 
Wright and A. A. Stagg, Jr., remaining as his chief 

Of the seven games carded six definitely rate as 
"major" contests. In addition, the schedule will 
bring to Lewisburg two colorful elevens which 
haven't cavorted on the Memorial Stadium gridiron 
for several years. 

Penn State's Nittany Lions, strangers to the Sta- 
dium since 1935, will invade Bisonland October 20, 
while the Villanova Wildcats, who haven't played 
in Lewisburg since 1936, will come to town Septem- 
ber 22. Other teams to be met this year include 
Cornell, Pitt, Temple, Lafayette and University of 

Undaunted by the assignments prepared for them, 
more than 50 candidates, most of them Navy V-12 
trainees, have been working out since early July. 
The Orange and Blue aspirants were on a thrice-a- 
week practice schedule for a month, but more re- 
cently have been drilling daily in preparation for a 
mid-September opener. 

In molding the forward wall Line Coach Wright 
has one seasoned candidate for each position, plus a 
scattering of promising newcomers. At end, two of 
last year's key performers are on hand. They are 
Bob Williams, a six-foot four-inch 210-pounder, 
and Paul Rutan. Williams, a product of the Mas- 
sillon, O., athletic nursery, is staunch on defense 
and is a gifted pass-catcher; he is also a topnotch 
basketball man, earning a position on the Associated 
Press All-Pennsylvania five last winter. Rutan, who 
comes from Swarthmore, is a bit shorter than Wil- 
liams, but also ranks as a skillful pass-receiver. 

The veterans bidding for tackle berths are Russ 
Salberg, Navarre, O., and Dave Messersmith, Har- 
risburg, both of whom saw considerable service late 
last season. In addition, two husky novices to col- 
lege football, 205-pound Joe Carlow, last year's Mt. 
Carmel High School captain, and Charles Mathieu, 
Eldorado, 111., are likely to make it hot for Salberg 
and Messersmith before the campaign is far ad- 

Steve Kavacs, Yardville, N. J., and Bill Caldwell, 
Wyncote, a pair of scrappy 175-pounders, are the 


holdovers at guard, while Hal Stefl, Connellsville, 
who played a lot of football at center during the 
latter part of the 1944 campaign, will also be on 

Turning to the backfield, the outlook for experi- 
enced material becomes bleaker. Among the ball- 
carriers there are only two 'AA performers. Quarter- 
back Charles Moore, Milton, and Fullback Bill 
Allen, Philadelphia. 

Much of Coach Ludwig's attention is devoted to 
grooming candidates for the important halfback 
spots. For the triple-threat left-halfback position, 
one of the likeliest bidders is young Charley Hall, 
last year's Shamokin High School captain, son of 
Walter J. Hall '24 and Kathryn Steckman Hall '25. 

The schedule facing the Thundering Herd fol- 
lows : 

Sept. 12, University of Scranton, Wednesday eve- 
ning at 8: 30 at Mount Carmel; Sept. 22, Villanova, 
home; Sept. 29, Cornell, away. 

Oct. 6, University of Pittsburgh, away; Oct. 12, 
Temple (night), away; Oct. 20, Penn State, home; 
Oct. 27, Lafayette, away. 

Conway 16 Bison Club 

(^OHN J. CONWAY was elected president of 
qJ the Bison Club at the Commencement meeting. 
Conway has been chairman of the membership com- 
mittee for the past year and has done an outstand- 
ing job. Plans for bringing a high type of veteran 
to Bucknell this fall consumed most of the time of 
the meeting. As a result, numerous members of the 
club have been sending names to the Veterans' Bu- 

Other officers elected at the June meeting are: 

W. J. Irvin '22, First Vice-President 

Dr. S. Dale Spotts 'l6. Second Vice-President 

George H. Jones '23, Third Vice-President 

Frank G. Davis '11, Secretary 

Warren Reed 'x20, Treasurer 

C. Preston Dawson '24 and B. R. Seeman 'x21 
were elected to the Executive Committee for the term 
expiring June 30, 1948. 

^EVI HERBERT SHATTUCK '14, noted museum 
'^ expert, died in Chicago on March 29. He was 
director and secretary of the Chicago Historical So- 
ciety, author of many articles on museum planning, 
radio commentator and counselor of midwest mu- 

Message From Bison 
Club President 

DiiAR Bisons and PkospiiCTive Bisons: 

This letter is really an advance notice that the 
time is quickly approaching when The liison Club 
will swing into full stride again. We have paid off 
the old, long-standing Athletic Association debt. We 
Bisons are nt)t going to stop there. We have many 
things planned and you will all want to be in on 
them. Therefore, you Hucknellians who are not 
Bisons should want to and will want to become mem- 
bers as soon as possible. 

During the war years, certain activities of The 
Bison Club were curtailed. That semi-inactive pe- 
riod ended to a certain extent about a year ago when, 
certain delinquent members will remember, a cam- 
paign was inaugurated to collect their dues. Many 
paid up and are continuing to do so. 

Last December the Club started what is to be an 
annual custom — a winter meeting in Philadelphia. 
At that time a local Philadelphia membership drive 
was put on and many new members were added to 
the club. The Club wants more members. If you 
will write to The Bison Club at the University, your 
communication will be forwarded to me and I will 
send you an application and at the same time tell 
you why you should be a member of Bucknell's most 
active club. 

That is all I have to say about membership for 
this issue. There will be more later. 

The Bison Club has been contacted individually 
and requested to send in the names and addresses of 
all discharged veterans who are possible students 
for Bucknell this next semester. A good initial re- 
sponse has been made to this appeal but many 
Bisons have not sent in their lists, as yet. This is 
extremely important to Bucknell, so please send 
those names in and keep sending them in to me at 
53 Park Place, New York 7, N. Y. This is a special 
activity for us, requested by the University. We are 
glad to do it, so I appeal to every Bison to keep at it. 

J. J. Conway T6, President. 

Spencer Inaugurated 

(Continued from page 4.) 

that engineering curricula should contain much of a 
liberal nature and recommends that the first two 
years of a four-year college course be divided into 
two periods, the former liberal and general followed 
by two years of specialization. "The first two years 
of any college curriculum should be devoted to de- 

veloping appreciation of those human values which 
have a bearing on the fundamental issues of adult 
life, f'ollege may well be concerned with the de- 
velojiment of good character, the maturing of per- 
stjnality and the formaticjn of good manners, as well 
as with the acquirement of the essential tools of 
scholarship." He disagrees with those who claim 
this has been a technological war but insists that it 
is a philosophical war fought with technological 

Dr. Spencer recognizes the tremendous changes in 
c(jllege methods that have taken place during the 
war. He remembers, however, that practically all 
of these improvements have been brought ahout by 
college teachers and is certain that, while higher 
education programs are not going to be extensively 
revamped, they will be changed as college educators 
find by experiment that Army methods are adapted 
to civilian programs. He recommends more use of 
visual aids, better methods of testing and measuring 
and a greater emphasis on mental hygiene, and avers 
that "certainly none can consider himself educated 
unless he has mastered at least one foreign lan- 

The president put his stamp of approval on the 
current emphasis at Bucknell on the fine arts, music 
and literature. Since we are motivated chiefly by 
emotion, then the emotions should be developed 
subtly and nobly. "We, in America, need to add to 
our education more delight in that beauty which is 
in the world through art." 

"Perhaps the greatest single influence upon life 
will be the results of the air age across whose 
threshold we have already stepped. While we hope 
that America may come to lead in the development 
of air power, we pray that such power can be used 
for the benefit of mankind and that the cultural re- 
sources of this nation can be made available to all 
the peoples of the earth. The organization and 
maintenance of the permanent world order for peace 
is the mandate of the present day. May our insti- 
tutions of higher learning give wholehearted sup- 
port to this efl:brt." 

The president called for high scholarship bur 
asked for a re-evaluation of the meaning of the term. 
He recognizes the fact that "knowledge maketh a 
full man" but that one may be satiated with knowl- 
edge and lack the dynamic that will keep him con- 
stantly drinking from the Pierian spring. "The uni- 
versity of the future will consider that it has failed 
if it has not created, by the time each student gradu- 
ates, a knowledge of his own capabilities and limi- 
tations and a desire for lifelong intellectual activitv. 
To me, one of the greatest tragedies of American 
college and university education is the rapidity with 
which, after leaving college, many graduates cease 
(Continued on page 20.) 


Trustees Present Watch 
to Rivenburg 

/N MAKING the presentation at a meeting of the 
Board of Trustees on June 22, Joseph W. Hen- 
derson '08, secretary of the Board, said: 

Mr. President, Mr. President-Elect, 
and Fellow Trustees: 

Mine is a most agreeable privilege to speak for a 
few moments in behalf of the University and all of 

Dean Rivenburg, if I were to present to you this 
gift, which is a token of our deep aifection for you, 
in the conventional form of an academic honor, I 
would recite at length your many great achievements 
and distinctions, all in the cause of religion, education 
and, more particularly, the cause of your Alma Mater. 
You have labored long and well. You have been 
the recipient of many words of praise and distinction. 
We of the Board of Trustees endorse and adopt all 
of them as representing in some small way a tribute 
for the outstanding work which you have performed 
as dean and vice-president of this great institution, 
but we do not merely recognize you today for your 
conspicuous services to the cause nearest our hearts, 
nor are we content to tell you only of our admiration 
for your work and for you. 

Dean, we love you as a friend. We are happiest 
when you are in our meetings as you are in our 
hearts. To you I apply the words of welcome which 
Thomas Osborn Davies put in the mouth of one of 
the legendary kings. 

"Come in the evening or conne in the morning, 
Come when you are looked for or come without warning. 
Whenever you come there is no other before you, 
The more often you come, the more we will adore you." 

Spencer Inaugurated 

(Continued from page 19-) 

to use their minds. It is a question in my mind how 
long the American people can afford the luxury of 
college education such as this." 

The financing of liberal arts education, according 
to Dr. Spencer, is a problem which needs careful 
attention. He recommends some sort of state schol- 
arship for able and deserving youth of the general 
type proposed in the recent Pennsylvania legislature. 
Furthermore, although Bucknell needs additional 
buildings, its greatest need at this time is more 
money for endowment. 

Finally, the speaker threw out a challenge which 
should reach every alumnus as well as every faculty 
member and student. He called for a continuance 
of enthusiasm such as that which seems to animate 
the entire Bucknell family. 


Frank M. Jenner 

( > 

■. \ 

Albert E, Buffington 

Bucknellians Head 
Rochester High Schools 

0N a recent visit to Rochester, New York, the 
acting alumni secretary had the pleasure of 
visiting two fine high schools presided over by Buck- 
nellians: Madison High School, whose principal is 
Frank M. Jenner '10, and East High Annex, in com- 
mand of Arthur E. Harris '21. It is probably a bit 
unusual that two men from such a distant college 
should lead two high schools in a city the size of 
Rochester. Being interested in education, the visitor 
investigated as thoroughly as possible in the time at 
his command the services being offered by these 

Jenner heads the large Madison High School which 
has finally, through the efforts of principal, teachers, 
pupils and community, got possession of one of the 
finest high school parks and playing fields anywhere 
in America. The school, which has had an enroll- 
ment of about 3,000, is now below 1,800. It is a 
cosmopolitan high school, offering numerous differ- 
ent kinds of service to pupils of as many types and 
interests. There are full-time advisers for boys and 
girls, a psychologist giving four days a week to the 
school and department heads with two periods each 
day free for their administrative duties. In addition, 
one man gives full time to his activities as registrar. 
Mr. Jenner claims he has no guidance program "as 
such," but one familiar with the meaning of guidance 
would hardly agree with this statement when he 
learns that every personnel worker mentioned above 
has available a relatively complete file of informa- 
tion on each pupil, and every teacher assists in the 

Harris is principal of East High Annex, as well 
as of the Chester Dewey Elementary School. The 
pupil population is about 1,000 and requires a less 
complicated organization than that at Madison. 
However, a careful record of every pupil is kept and 
principal and teachers carry out many activities which 

ill Madison are assigned to a special functionary. 
A generous program of shop work takes care o( 
pupils wino are not academically minded. An a|v 
pointmeiit with the superintendent of schools look 
Harris away in the midst of the interview but not 
until your reporter had got a fairly good picture of 
the service rendered in this well-conducted school. 

Both schools have special classes for pupils with 
peculiar handicaps and arc keeping in .school and 
attempting to make good citizens and workers of 
many boys and girls who would otherwise be poten- 
tial delinquents. 

It was hoped that both principals might be present 
at the luncheon held at noon but Harris was in con- 
ference with his superintendent and Jenner was giv- 
ing a luncheon to every elementary school principal 
whose graduates attend Madison High School. 

These were interesting visits with two men who 
are giving superior service to Rochester. 

Secondary Education 
Conference on Campus 
July 12-14 

0N JULY 12, 13 and 14 an unusual conference 
on education was held at Bucknell under the 
sponsorship of the Susquehanna Valley Secondary 
Principals' Association and the Department of Edu- 
cation at Bucknell. Some 30 secondary schools were 
represented and intensive consideration was given to 
two vital problems of the secondary school — citizen- 
ship and juvenile delinquency. Mimeographed 
copies of the committee reports are available until 
the supply is exhausted. 

Two evening meetings were held on the subjects 
of "Improving Instruction" and "Juvenile Delin- 
quency." Carl L. Millward '06, D. Montfort Mel- 
chior Hon. '29, Edwin "W. Cruttenden, George F. 
Dunkelberger and Willis Thomson were the evening 
speakers. Mr. Thomson, who is principal of Young 
High School in New Rochelle, New York, spoke at 
both meetings. 

Clarence E. Groover '28 is president of the Sus- 
quehanna Valley Secondary Principals' Association 
and Frank G. Davis '11 is secretary-treasurer. 

/OEORGE F. JAMMER '19 visited the campus re- 
^ cently and took with him for his high school 
faculty Harry T. Young of KresgeviUe. Mr. Young 
is a graduate student who will receive the master's 
degree in the summer of 19-46. Mr. Jammer is su- 
perintendent of schools at Lockport, New York, and 
has in his two years in this location introduced a 
number of forward-looking innovations. 

Jones Discovers 
Weed Killer 

{iy\\W alumnus wluj has a lawn or a garden 
(3 should be thankful to Franklin D. Jones '19 
for the discovery of a preparation that takes the back- 
break out of fighting weeds. His discovery, one that 
man has long prayed for, has received the name 
Weedone, and is today one of the most discussed 
items outside of war and reconversion. The desire 
to save his children from poison ivy led Jones, mana- 
ger of the Horticultural Department of the Ameri- 
can Chemical Paint Company, to the discovery of 
this preparation which kills poison ivy, crab grass 
and numerous other weed pests. 

It happens that Mr. Jones is one of the country's 
top experts on plant hormones, already holding 2-i 
patents in the field. This is impfjrtant in the present 
discussion, since plants absorb hormones through 
their leaves and carry them down to their root tips. 
He chose nine hormone-like chemicals and sprayed 
poison ivy plants with them. Only two of them, 
however, seemed very promising, 2-'4-dichlorophe- 
noxyacetic acid, DCP, and 2-4-5-tri-chlorophenoxy- 
acetic acid, TCP. Most of the trials have been with 
the latter (TCP), which has been found satisfactory, 
since it produces less distortion on surviving plants. 

In a paper presented by Mr. Jones at the annual 
meeting of the Pennsylvania Nurserymen's Associa- 
tion on February 8 in Philadelphia, he said: "These 
new chemicals do not kill most weed grasses — quack 
grass, nut grass, sedge grass, foxtail, coco grass or 
Johnson grass. Bermuda grass and nimblewill can be 
killed as seedlings but not after they have hardened 
a little in growth. Because of this insensitivity of 
grasses, a good selective lawn weed killer containing 
DCP or TCP looks like a probability. Tukey and 
Hamner of the New York Experiment Station have 
published their interesting results on farm weeds and 
lawn weeds with DCP. Their control of bindweed 
and sow thistle was particularly outstanding." 

Jones is the oldest of four brothers who are gradu- 
ates of Bucknell. Malcolm '26, William G. '29 and 
Philip '33 followed him through Bucknell, all Phi 
Gamma Delta members. They got their original 
urge toward Bucknell from John Davis '02 and 
Claire Conway '05 at the Nanticoke High School. 

Mr. Jones has been engaged in chemical engineer- 
ing since his graduation, having been connected with 
Phillips and Jacobs, Manufacturing Chemists, before 
going to his present position. His assistant in his 
research is John C. Hendren 'xl9. 

Mrs. Jones is the former Lillian Butz. a graduate 
of the University of Delaware. They have tw'O chil- 
dren — Roger, 14, and Mary Lou, 10. Their home is 
at 122 Joanna Road. Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. 


oucmeii s 

jiakimG Ulen 

0N THESE pages are the names 
of Bucknellians in the Armed 
Services not heretofore published in 
this magazine. We should hke to 
print regularly all the address changes 
that have been made since the last 
issue. This, however, is impossible, 
since service changes come so rapidly 
and the magazine is published only 
four times a year. If you find here 
addresses that are incorrect, or if you 
know addresses of persons whose 
whereabouts are listed as unknown, 
will you be kind enough to notify the 
Alumni Office. 

Carl Alette •x44, Pfc, 

APO 140, c/o Postmaster, New York, N. Y, 

Robert M. Appelbaum ■x43, Pvt., 

42145033, APO 4994, 

c/o Postmaster, New York, N. Y. 

Anthony A. Apuzro '32, Lt. Comdr., 
U. S. Naval Disciplinary Bks. Command, 
Camp Peary, Williamsburg, Va. 

Lewis G. Bartow '45, Mid'n, 

USNR Mid'n Sch., John Jay Hall, 93SA, 

New York 27, N. Y. 

■William E. G. Bond '45, A/S, 

USNR Mid'n Sch., John Jay Hall, 1145A, 

New York 27, N. Y. 

Franklin A. Bower '33, Lt., 

US Maritime School, Fort TurnbuU, 

New London, Conn. 

Frank R. Bratton '36, Pfc, 

APO 650, c/o Postmaster, New York, N. Y. 

Robert H. Braun ■x42, Lt., 

V. J.— 4 Naval Air Sta., Norfolk, Va. 

Joseph S. Brown '42, Pvt., 

312 S. 12th St., Philadelphia 7, Pa. 

Glenn R. Burkholder 'x44, Pvt., 

Med. Sec. 1971, S.C.U., Barnes Gen. Hosp., 

■Vancouver, Wash. 

Holbert B. Campbell 'x44, 

c/o Fleet Post Office, New York, N. Y. 

John J. Canfield '32, Capt., 

Wakeman Gen. Hosp., Camp Atterbury, Ind, 

Kenneth G. Check '45, 
Address unknown. 

John B. Clark 43, Ens., 

Naval Research Lab., Radio — El, Div., 

Washington 20, D. C. 

Leonard Coleman 'x39, Lt., 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

Barbara Colson 'x4l, SK 2/c, 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

Richard B. Diffenderfer '45, 

Civil Engineering Corps. Officer's Sch., 

Camp Endicott, R. I. 

Frank G. Drout '45, A/S, 

204 Boldt Hall East, Co. A., Sect. 12, 

Cornell Univ., Ithaca, N. Y. 



(Continued on page 23.) 

Sgt. Richard H. Ash ■x45 

S/Sgt. Arthur A. Ashby 'x43 
Capt. Donald Baird 'x43 
Pfc. Bruce Bassett '47 
Capt. WilmerT. Beck '38 

A/C William T. Bell '43 

Maj. William R. A. Boben 'x27 

Lt. Wallace D. Boswell 'x45 
Pfc. Walter H. Brown '46 
Lt. George T. Burgard 'x39 

F/O Kenneth Callenberger '46 

S/Sgt. William P. Carey '46 

F/O Holly R. Carpenter 'x38 

Lt. Robert M. Carringer '46 

Lt. Merle A. Clark 'x43 

Lt. Ira T. Clement '46 

Lt. George M. Cohan, III 'x40 

Capt. Charles E. Cook, Jr. 'x44 

Lt. Robert L. Cooley '36 

Lt. 'William S. Creveling, Jr. '40 

Cpl. 'William A. Daly, Jr. '46 

Lt. John D. Danzenbaker 'x4l 

F/O Corbett L. Dent '37 

Lt. Edwin M. Dexter 'x45 

Lt. William S. Doebler, II '46 

T/Sgt. Joseph A. Durkin '41 
Maj. Charles R. Edwards '41 
Lt. Eugene W. Edmunds '41 
Lt. Robert M. Ellis '41 
Lt. Robert E. Else, Jr. 'x44 
Capt. Ralph Feick '28 
Capt. Benjamin Fenichel '30 
Lt. Richard E. Fetter 'x45 

Lt. James R. Frith '39 
Capt. Ward E. Gage '38 
Cpl. C. H. Godshall 'x39 
M/Sgt. Sidney Grabowski 'x43 
Lt. Neil E. Gramley 'x45 
Capt. Clair Groover '15 
S/Sgt. Charles R. Gross, Jr. 'x40 
Pfc. 'Willis R. Hancock '46 

Lt. John R. Hatten '32 
Lt. Herbert M. Heany '42 
Pfc. Milton H. Iredell '46 
Lt. Daniel R. James '43 

Lt. Willis E. Jones '39 

Lt. Jerome Kay (Kizelstein) 'x44 

Sgt. Albert R. Kazary 'x44 

Lt. George Kiick '40 
QM 2/c Wilson Knipe 'x45 
Lt. Arthur A. Lace '46 
S/Sgt. "William "W. Lee '46 

Infantrymen's Badge, Presidential Unit 

Presidential Citation 

Distinguished Flying Cross 

Purple Heart 

Bronze Star, 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Pur- 
ple Heart. 

Air Medal, Presidential Unit Citation 

Presidential Citation, Soldiers' Medal, 
Asiatic Pacific Ribbon, Battle Stars 

Air Medal 

Purple Heart, Oak Leaf Cluster 

Black and Gold Emblem from the Chi- 
nese Gov't 

Air Medal 

Air Medal 

Presidential Unit Citation, Air Medal 

Presidential Citation 

Air Medal and Oak Leaf Cluster 

Air Medal 

Gold Star in lieu of 2nd Air Medal — 
2nd Air Medal 

Air Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, 
3 Oak Leaf Clusters 

Bronze Star 

3 Combat Citations 

Presidential Unit Citation 

Purple Heart, Unit Citation 

Presidential Citation 

Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal 

Air Medal, 6 Oak Leaf Clusters, Silver 
Star, Presidential Citation 

Certificate of Merit, Bronze Star 

Legion of Merit 

Air Medal and Citation 

3 Ribbons and 3 Silver Stars 

Bronze Star 

Bronze Star 

Bronze Star 

Air Medal, 2 Oak Leaf Clusters with 

Air Medal 

Infantryman's Combat Medal 

Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal 

Bronze Star 

Air Medal 


Bronze Star 

Purple Heart, Good Conduct Ribbon 
with 1 star. Combat Infantryman's 

Bronze Star, Purple Heart 

2 Medals 
Bronze Star 

3 Gold Stars, Presidential Unit Cita- 

Bronze Star awarded twice 

Air Medal 

Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Silver Star, 

Presidential Citation 
Purple Heart, Silver Star 
Presidential Unit Citation 
3rd Oak Leaf Cluster to Air Medal 
Air Medal 

[ 22 

Ll. Gerald R. Levin ' i6 
Lt. John J. McDadc x 13 

Capt. James M. McFarland 'x42 

Capt. John Z. McFarland 'x35 
Lt. Ecfward A. Maloney 'x39 

Sgt. Clifford W. Manella '42 
Lt. Arthur Menein 'x'i5 
Lt. Fred A. Michel, Jr. '4i 
F/O Donald Nes.sclbush '46 

Lt. James F. Nicholson '38 
Lt. Col. Robert J. Nolan '41 

Capt. Fred M. Offenkrantz '33 
Lt. Leland S. Osmun 'x42 

Capt. Amos V. Perslng 'x24 
Lt. Harvey Pettit '42 

Lt. Jack T. Pink 'x44 
Lt. Myron L. Potter 'x44 
Pvt. Henry B. Puff 'x45 
Pfc. Clifford W. Reims '46 
Pvt. Robert D. Rendrick 'x45 
Lt. Harry D. Reynolds, Jr. 42 
Lt. Harwood J. Rhodes '40 

Lt. Thomas E. Rodgers '44 

Lt. Marvin Rombro 'x4l 

Lt. "William E. Sallade, 11 '44 

Lt. David S. Sarner '33 
T/Sgt. Arthur P. Schalick '42 

TM 3/c Andrew T. Sember 'x45 

Lt. John P. Shannon '43 

T/5 Robert E. Shrader '44 

Pvt. 'William P. Smeltzer, Jr. 'x44 

Capt. J. Guy Smith 'x33 

Maj. Charles P. Snyder '31 

Major Emil Sposato '29 

Lt. William Starrett '41 

Lt. Dorr W. Stock '46 

Pvt. Frank "W. Strickland '44 
T/Sgt. Brian M. Sword '43 

Lt. 'William H. Sypher 'x43 
S/Sgt. George S. Tracy '46 
S/Sgt. Harry B. Tumen 'x43 

Lt. John L. Tyson 'x42 

Lt. Harvey T. Underwood 'x45 

Lt. John P. VanSant, Jr. 'x43 
Lt. Sherburne Walker '34 
Pvt, Richard W. White '46 
Pfc. David M. Williams '39 
Major Donald F. Woods 'x4l 

Lt. Joseph T. Zebley 'x44 
Xt. James D. Zingg '46 

Air Medal 

Air Medal, 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Dis- 
tinguished Flying Cross 

Air Medal, 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Dis- 
tinguished Flying Cross, I Oak Leaf 

Combat Medal from Congress 

Air Medal, Oak Leaf Cluster, Distin- 
giiishetl I''lying Cross 

4th Bronze Star 

Bronze Cluster 

Purple Heart 

Air Medal, 2 Distinguished Unit Cita- 

Soldiers Medal 

Air Medal, 5 Oak Leaf Cllusters, Presi- 
dential Unit Citation 

Presidential Citation 

Bronze Star, Silver Medal, Purple 
Heart; 8 decorations in all 

Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star 

Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple 

Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters 

Air Medal, 3 Oak Leaf Clusters 

Purple Heart 

Purple Heart 

Combat Infantryman's Badge 

2 Purple Hearts, 2 Silver Stars 

Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, 
4 Oak Leaf Clusters 

Air Medal, Oak Leaf Cluster 

Air Medal 

Air Medal, 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Dis- 
tinguished Flying Cross 

Croix de Guerre 

Presidential Unit Citation, 1 Oak Leaf 
Cluster, Good Conduct Ribbon, 4 
Bronze Stars 

Navy and Marine Corps Medal 

Presidential Unit Citation 

Bronze Star 

Bronze Star 

Bronze Star 

Bronze Star, Silver Star 

Bronze Star 

Bronze Star 

2 additional Oak Leaf Clusters, Dis- 
tinguished Flying Cross 

Purple Heart 

Air Medal, 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Presi- 
dential Citation 

2 additional Oak Leaf Clusters 

3 Bronze Stars 

Bronze Star, Combat Infantryman's 

Air Medal and Citations 

3 additional Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple 
Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross, 
Unit Citations, Croix de Guerre with 

Silver Star 

Bronze Star 

Expert Infantry and Combat Badge 

Infantry Comtiat Badge 

Distinguished Flying Cross with Clus- 
ter, Air Medal with Cluster 

Bronze Star 

Air Medal, 2 Oak Leaf Clusters 

Bucknell's Fighting Men 

(Continued jrom jiage 22.) 

Jack L. Dunn '40, Sgt., 33714345, 

APO 407, c/o I'ostmaiter, New York, N. Y, 

Elgin A. Eis»ler 'x44, Ens,, 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

William C. Hmmiit '30, Lt, 

c/o I'lcct I'ost Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

Kline d'A. Ennle AM YJ, U., 

Box 127, Clifton Springs, N. Y. 

David J. Evans '42, Ens., 

c/o Fleet Post Office, New York, N. Y, 

Edwin W. Flexer '34, T/5, APO 18077, 
c/o Postmaster, Nc-w York, N. Y. 

Warren T. Francis '45, 
Address unknown. 

Louis J. Gawat '33, Lt., 

APO 465, c/o Postmaster, New York, N. Y. 

James M. Gcarhart '45, 

Address unknown. 

David Grefig, Jr. '45, 

Address unknown. 

Anne D. Hough '42, ARC, 
Rivermere, Bronxvillc, N. Y. 

Isaac Humphrey '22, Major, 0499701, 
APO 399, c/o Postmaster, New York, N. Y. 

John D. lacurto ■x40, Lt., 

2056 S, 91st St., West Allis, Wis. 

Ralph K. Johnson 'x40, Sgt., 31032276, 
233 McKinley Ave., Syracuse, N. Y. 

Samuel L. Kempler '22, Capt., 
Hospital, Fort Dix, X. J. 

John M. Keshishian '46, Ens., 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

Jack A. C. King '42, Pfc, 

1025 Spruce St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Wesley R. Koster '34, P-M, 

8423 96th St., Woodhaven 21, X. Y. 

Paul W. McDonnell ■x44, A/T, 
2137 AAF Base Unit, Sqd. C-3, 
Hendricks Field, Sebring, Fla. 

N. Frederick McKinney '28, Lt., 236081, 
c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

Marlyn C. Miller 'x37, Lt., 
Marsh Tower, 125 Broad St., 
Elizabeth, N. J. 

Robert L. Miller '47, Pfc, 13175250. 
APO 140, c/o Postmaster, Xew York, X. Y. 

Weedie P. Milunas '36, Capt., 

APO 134, c/o Postmaster, New York, X. Y. 

Peter Minck, Jr. ■x4l, Lt., 

Orange Memorial Hosp., 188 S. Essex Ave., 

Orange, X. J. 

Edward J. Narvid 'x36, 

APO 28, c/o Postmaster, Xew York, X. Y. 

Calvin A. Neefe 'x44, Sgt.. 33159799, 
APO 19470, c/o Postmaster, 
San Francisco, Calif. 

Carl A. Paul ■x35, EM 1/c, 

c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. 

Robert M. Podrasky '45, 
Address unknown. 

J. William Reece 'x44, Lt.. 

APO 3"'4, c/o Postmaster, Xew York, X. Y. 

William C. Reed ■x44, Cpl., 32737338, 
APO 23", c.o Postmaster, 
San Francisco, Calif. 

James W. Reichert ■x44. Lt., 
BOQ 1218, Room 253, Barin Field, 
Pensacola, Fla. 


Cl^hiiioHal IVai Uasualiies 

Died in Service 

First Lieutenant Forrest S. Chilton, 
III 'x43, missing in action since june 
21, 1944, is now presumed to be de- 
ceased. Returning from a dive-bomb- 
ing mission, he bailed out over the 
English Channel two weeks after the 
Normandy invasion. There were many 
boats going back and forth at that time 
but Lt. Chilton was not seen. He is 
survived by his wife, Marie Grabow- 
ski, 'x44. 

Radio Technician Albert O. Emig 

'46 was killed in action near Okinawa 
June 16, 1945. Participating in many 
battles, he had served in the Pacific 
14 months. Enrolled in the electrical 
engineering course at Bucknell, the 
young man enlisted in the Navy dur- 
ing his freshman year. He is survived 
by his parents and four sisters. 

Westwood Grey Hutchison 'x36, 

missing since February 11, 1943, when 
his ship sank instantly after being tor- 
pedoed, is now listed as killed in ac- 
tion. He was serving as third mate on 
a Sun Oil Company ship which carried 
fuel for the U. S. Navy. Grey's widow 
has received a gold medal from the 
oil company and the War Shipping 
Administration has presented the Mar- 
iner's Medal ""in commemoration of 
the greatest service anyone can render 
cause or country." 

Lieutenant Lionel N. Sceurman 
'x43 died May 7, 1945, in a plane 
crash in the North Sea. He was a 
member of a group of the Eighth Air 
Force which was cited by the President 
for its record in bombing Germany. 
He was enrolled in the A.B. course at 
Bucknell and belonged to the Sigma 
Phi Epsilon fraternity. 

Lieutenant (jg) Paul A. "Winter 

'43 was killed in action near Okinawa 
on May 4, 1945, while stationed aboard 
the USS Luce. He was supposedly be- 
low deck when the ship was struck by 
a Japanese suicide plane. Lt. Winter, 
a member of the Phi Gamma Delta 
fraternity, entered the service soon 
after being graduated in the commerce 
and finance course. He is survived by 
his mother, a sister and two brothers, 
one of them being Charles R. Winter 


Missing in Action 

Second Lieutenant Perry F. Bouser 

'x40, with the 33rd Fighter Group, is 
reported missing in action since De- 
cember 6, 1942. 

First Lieutenant Emil Chaplin 
(Kaplan) 'x40, serving with the Air 
Corps, has been missing in Germany 
since March 24, 1945. 

Lieutenant Robert F. Dailey 'x45, 
in the Air Corps, is reported missing 
since June 5, 1945. 

Ensign John F. Gilkeson '43 is 

missing in action since December, 

Lieutenant Frank M. Haas, Jr. 'x43 
is reported missing in action since 
April 17, 1945. He is serving with 
the Navy in the Pacific Theatre. 

Sergeant William H. Holman, III 
'x43, serving with the Royal Canadian 
Air Force, is missing in action since 
May 4, 1945. 


Dr. John S. Sinton died May 31, 
1945, at Imlaystown, N. J., after an 
illness of three months. He was resi- 
dent physician, school physician, and 
secretary of the Upper Freehold Twp. 
Board of Health. He was active in 
other community organizations. Sur- 
viving are his wife and a daughter. 

Mrs. David A. Pitt (Maude E. Han- 
na) died suddenly at Woodstock, 
Conn. Mrs. Pitt came from a distin- 
guished missionary family. Her hus- 
band is retired minister of the Central 
Church, Norwich, Conn. 

James W. Snyder, for many years 
superintendent of the schools of Slat- 
ington, was killed instantly in a recent 
auto accident. His wife met death 
with him. He was known as an out- 

standing educator. His son, John, an 
officer in the Medical Corps, has been 
cited for outstanding work in the pres- 
ent war. 

John A. Young died March 24, 
1945, at Bridgeport, Conn. He had 
been assistant superintendent and later 
superintendent of schools in Bridge- 
port for 21 years. 

Charles H. Baldwin of Mount 
Union, N. J., died June 24, 1945, at 
the Cresson Sanitorium. Mr. Baldwin 
was employed at the Huntingdon In- 
dustrial School for the past 10 years. 
He is survived by his wife, one son 
and three daughters. 

Wade F. Blackburn died March 10, 
1945, at Monessen. He was a member 
of the Delta Sigma Fraternity. 

Mrs. A. J. Lauer (Cathryn Spotts) 

of Lewisburg died suddenly at the 
Geisinger Hospital, Danville, May 9, 
1945. She was very active in commu- 
nity organizations and was the wife of 
a retired physician. 


Gordon Adams, music and English 
instructor at Mercersburg Academy, 
was drowned while fishing near his 
parents' home, Greenburr, July 21, 


Robert B. Bostian died April 23, 
1945, at the Boston General Hospital. 
Mr. Bostian was employed in the 
chemical research laboratory by the 
War Department in the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 

Uown ikt 


Alden Danks and Maudmae Ed- 
wards were united in marriage, De- 
cember 16, 1944, in the First Re- 
formed Church, Bloomsburg. 

Carol Lee Davis and Capt. Jere- 
miah Hart of North Carolina were 
married August 8 in Manchester, Eng- 
land. Mrs. Hart will remain in Eng- 
land until January 1946, the end of 

her service as Recreation Club Direc- 
tor with the Red Cross. 

Lt. Robert Nagle and Ruth H. Lip- 

pincott were married March 17, 1 915, 
in St. Paul's F.piscopal C^liurch, Doyles- 

MA 1941 
Helen Clarke and Clifton T. Hol- 
der were united in marriage on May 1, 
1945, at Dillen, S. C. 

Doris Lutz became the bride of 
M/Sgt. William D. Boswell, June 9, 
1945, in the Zion Lutheran Church 
Harrisburg. Mrs. Boswell is a mem- 
ber of the home service staff of the 
Harrisburg Chapter, American Red 

Walter E. Bennett and Margaret E. 
Calhoun were married April 30, 1945, 
in the Franklin Street Church, Johns- 
town. Mr. Bennett is assistant foot- 
ball coach and teacher at the Penn- 
sylvania Industrial School near Har- 


Joseph Buzas and Helen P. McCon- 
nell were united in marriage May 22, 

1945, in St. Gabriel's Church, New 
York City. Joe is now utility inficlder 
wilh I he New York Yankees. 


Lt. Robert Woods and Geraldine 
A. Harrington were married June 7, 
1945, in Holy Trinity Chapel at West 


Ens. Ronald 1 1. MacPherson and 
Ruth H. Cooper 'x44 were married 
recently at the home of the bride in 
Wootlbury, N. J. Ens. MacPherson is 
assistant engineer officer on an Atlantic 
Fleet destroyer. Mrs. MacPherson is 
a cadet nur,se. 

Irene Bardwell became the bride of 
Pvt. N. Arthur Adamson recently in 
the Sixth Presbyterian Church, Wash- 
ington, D. C. The bride and groom 
will reside in Oak Ridge, Tenn. 


Petty Officer Frank J. DeAngelis 

and Florence Mascelli were married 
April 21, 1945, in the rectory of St. 
Peter's Cathedral, Carbondale. 

Lt. John L. Hilbish and Frances A. 
Hitchcock were united in marriage on 
June 10, 1945, in Lakeworth, Fla. 

Frances Murdotk recently became 
the bride of Major Arthur Chan in 
the Old John Street Methodist Church, 
New York City. She is a graduate- 
nurse at the Presbyterian Hospital in 
that city. 

Ens. Andrew Machamer and Sea- 
man First Class Eleanor Swascy were 
married April 21, 1945, in a military 
ceremony performed by a Navy chap- 
lain in the Navy Chapel, Daytona 
Beach, Fla. 

Betty Cleckner became the bride of 
Cpl. William Barnes, July 7, 1945, in 
the Market Square Presbyterian 
Church, Harrisburg. 

Jacqueline E. Oerth became the 
bride of Carl A. Jones, Jr. '44 on 
July 10, 1945, in the Olney Baptist 
Church, Philadelphia. Mr. Jones is a 
student at Colgate-Rochester Divinity 


Harry Schaeffer, Jr., and Ella Mae 
Wagner Sp. '44-'45 were married 
June 9 in the Lutheran Church, Balti- 
more. They are residing at 43 Glen- 
wood Road, Apt. B, Baltimore, Md. 

juiuie oucknelU 


Mr. and Mrs. Oliver L. King an- 
nounce the birth of their third child, 
David Edward, April 14, 1945. 


Mr. and Mrs. Horace W. Mason 
are the proud parents of a son, Jeffrey 
Terence, born April 22, 1945. 


A daughter, Elizabeth Margaret, 
was born March 2, 1945, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Thomas Lawrence (Hermie 


Mr. and Mrs. Clifton H. Dill 'x35 
(Amelia Ehlers) announce the arri- 
val of Lois Yvonne, May 26, 1945. 

A son, John Prosser Davis, III, was 
born June 3, 1945, to Ens. and Mrs. 
John P. Davis, Jr. (Margaret Geary). 

Lt. and Mrs. Robert T. Jones are 
the proud parents of a son, Robert T. 
Jones, Jr., born at the Naval Hospital, 
Norfolk, Va., on April 29, 1945. 

A son, Robert Charles, was born to 
Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell H. Kolodny, 
July 7, 1944. 


A son, Bruce Gordon, was born 
February 20, 1945, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Allen N. Reynolds (Clementine 
Gordon). ^^^^ 

Chaplain and Mrs. Ward Gage an- 
nounce the birth of David Floyd, June 
11, 1945. j53^ 

Captain and Mrs. Harry Frederick. 
Jr. (Ida Schumacher) are the proud 
parents of a son, Robert George, born 
January 2, 1945. 

A son, David Marlin Eugene, was 
born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Savidge 
(Alice Healey '40) June 22, 1945. 

Mr. and Mrs. George Hall (Ev- 
elyn Galloway '40) are the proud 
parents of a son, Douglas Galloway, 
born May 25, 1945. 

A son, Russell Otterbein, III, was 
born to Mr. and Mrs. Russell O. Hess, 
Jr. on June 19, 1945. 


Mr. and Mrs. Edward Padlo (Ma- 
rian Stuck) announce the birth of a 
daughter, Marian Joy, on April 27, 

A son, William Henry, Jr., was born 
to Lt. and Mrs. William H. Schultz 
(June Rhodes '42), February 1, 1945. 


Mr. and Mrs. Claude E. Mainer 
announce the arrival of Robert Clark, 
born June 16, 1945. 

Lt and Mrs. Charles P. Reed 
(Martha Rice) announce the birth of 
a son, John Charles, at San Francisco, 
Calif., November 23, 1944. 


A daughter, Hope, was born to Mr. 
and Mrs. James Webster (Lois Lau- 
bach) on March 25, 1945. 


Mr. and Mrs. William R. Gal- 
breath (Frances Meachum) of Nor- 
folk are the proud parents of a son, 
born April 12, 1945. 

A daughter, Claudia Sue. was born 
to Mr. and Mrs. Claude Bubb, Jr. 
(June Lohman '41) on December 11, 


Mr. and Mrs. Peter Menskv an- 
nounce the arrival of Allen Peter, 
born April 19, 1945. 


Wltat BuckHellians Ct'ie Ucmc 

• • • 


At the Jackson Street Church, Scran- 
ton, on May 17, a great celebration 
was held in honor of Reverend W. G. 
Watkins, who just passed his 89th 
birthday and is probably the oldest 
living Baptist minister in Pennsylvania. 
Several years blind, Mr. Watkins still 
teaches every Sunday and preaches oc- 

I 1893 

Mrs. Alonzo Martin (Oriana Wil- 
liams) has been helping out in the 
public schools of her home commu- 
nity. Council, Idaho, during the teach- 
er shortage. 


Dr. Mary B. Harris, well-known 
Bucknell alumna and trustee, was re- 
cently elected president of the Cen- 
tral Pennsylvania Alumnae Club of Pi 
Beta Phi at a meeting in Williamsport. 
Other officers are Mrs. Roy Tasker, 
wife of Dr. Tasker of the Bucknell 
Biology Dept., vice-president; Mrs. 
Raymond Cooke (Catharine Martin 
'45), corresponding secretary; and 
Mrs. T. M. Miles (Hannah E. Mer- 
vine '39), treasurer. 

Alonzo C. Lathrop was recently 
honored by his home church at Em- 
mett, Idaho, by being unanimously 
elected pastor emeritus. Mr. Lathrop 
served his church for many years. At 
the present time he is interim pastor 
of the First Baptist Church at Rupert, 
Idaho. A biographical sketch of Mr. 
Lathrop appears in the 1945 edition 
of "Who's Who in the World." 


New address: Mrs. C. R. James 
(Anna M. Rodgers), 1660 Bryant St., 
Palo Alto, Calif. 

J. Truman Anderson, pastor of the 
Lee Street Memorial Baptist Church 
in Baltimore, Maryland, recently ob- 
served the 28th anniversary of the be- 
ginning of his pastorate. An interest- 
ing feature of the celebration was that 
a speaker at the service was Dr. Gor- 
don Poteat, member of the Bucknell 
faculty, whose father had been pastor 
of the church years ago. At the same 
time the 90th anniversary of the 
founding of the church was celebrated. 
As a token of their appreciation of 
the pastor's work, the congregation 
presented him with a photograph al- 
bum. But instead of photographs, as 
he might have expected, he found ten 
one-hundred-dollar bills. 


Albert E. Hutchinson was retired 
in February from the Public Works 
Department, United States Naval Dry- 
docks, Hunters Point, San Francisco, 
Calif. He was civil engineer in 
charge of all shore work construction 
and specialized in drydocks and shore 
facilities. He has been stationed at 
various U. S. Navy Yards, including 
six and one-half years' service at Pearl 
Harbor. ^^^3 

Bessie Burchett is head of the Dept. 
of Foreign Languages at the South 
Philadelphia High School for Girls. 
Her address is 3411 Race St., Phila- 
delphia, ^g^g 

Romain C. Hassrick recently sent 
to the Penn Baptist a letter headed 
"Deer Hunting Parsons Protected," 
with which he forwarded a court de- 
cision by Judge Curran of Schuylkill 
County in behalf of a Pennsylvania 
pastor. "The pastor of a church is 
entitled to an award of Workman's 
Compensation for personal injuries 
sustained while engaged in deer hunt- 
ing upon uncontradicted proof that it 
was part of his duty to engage in rec- 
reation with the members of his church 
at the direction of the official board of 
his church, such action being deemed 
in furtherance of his ministry, etc." 
Mr. Hassrick is a prominent Baptist 
lawyer and is attorney for the Northern 
Baptist Convention. 

Dr. Carl L. Millward has resigned 
as superintendent of the Milton Pub- 
lic Schools after 29 years of service. 
One reason for his retirement is his 
election as director of Rotary Interna- 
tional for the Eastern Area of the 
United States. He is past district gov- 
ernor of the 177th district, former 
president of the Milton Rotary Club 
and has for several years been a mem- 
ber of the youth committee of Rotary 
International. He is a 33° Mason, 
active in all community betterment 
projects and has been for several years 
president of the Susquehanna Valley 
Area Council of Boy Scouts of Amer- 
ica. Dr. Millward has taught in the 
Bucknell Summer School for the past 
20 years. ^^^^ 

New address: Harry C. Gardner, 

49 North Linwood Ave., Pittsburgh 5. 


New Address: A. B. Claypoole, 208 
Mason St., Charlevoix, Mich. 

Mrs. Howard L. Headland (Sarah 
Walters) attended our June Com- 
mencement and Inauguration with her 
husband, who is professor of history 
at Slippery Rock State Teachers Col- 
lege. Their daughter, Eloise, is a 
senior at Bucknell. They have four 
children in the service, three boys and 
one girl, distributed widely throughout 
the world, in New Guinea, Germany, 
France and Italy. Mrs. Headland 
served overseas in the First World 


Stanley P. Davies was recently 
honored by election as an Alumni 
member of Phi Beta Kappa at Buck- 
nell. He is one of America's leading 


New address: E. C. Campbell, 4S 
Emerson Ave., Utica 3, N. Y. 


E. Collins Cupp, principal of the 
Milton High School, was elected su- 
perintendent of Milton Public Schools 
to fill the vacancy created by the res- 
ignation of Dr. Carl Millward '06. 

New address: Professor and Mrs. 
Voris B. Hall (Iva DeWitt '24), 74 
Sullivan St., Forty Fort. 

New Address: Mrs. Harold Lar- 
combe (Olga Webb), Green Creek, 


Dr. Harry R. Warfel, advisor on 
libraries and publications. Division of 
Cultural Cooperation, Dept of State, 
has been selected with six other educa- 
tors to form a committee on the col- 
lege study of American literature and 
culture by the National Council of 
Teachers of English. The committee 
will seek to strengthen courses in this 
field through greater emphasis upon 
the contribution of art, music, history 
and philosophy to American literature. 
Dr. Warfel has written several books 
as a survey of culture and democratic 


David H. Evans was made a mem- 
ber of Phi Beta Kappa at the May ini- 
tiation of the Bucknell chapter. Dr. 
Evans, pastor of the Presbyterian 
Church at Hyattsville, Md., has re- 
turned to Bucknell for years to read 
Van Dyke's "The Other Wiseman" in 
the Christmas chapel service. 

New address: Mrs. W. H. VanSant 
(Freda C. Mackereth), 1529 Regina 

St., Harrisburg. 


William J. Irvin has moved his 

offices from l^liiladel|iliia to Trenton, 

where he lias openeil a branch of the 

Connecticut General Life Insurance 

^^- 1924 

G. Merrill Lenox, associate direc- 
tor of The Ministers and Missionaries 
Benefit Board, preached on Mutual's 
Radio Chapel of the Air on Sunday, 
June 3, over a nation-wide hook-up. 
He is actively identified with many 
national denominational and interde- 
nominational organizations. He is ed- 
itor of Toiiiorroii', the official publica- 
tion of his own Board. Mr. Lenox is 
a member of the Council on Christian 
Social Progress, the Council of Chris- 
tian Education of the Northern Bap- 
tist Convention, the Dept of Race Re- 
lations of the Dept. on International 
Justice and Good-will, and on the 
Commission on Marriage and the 
Home of the Federal Council of 
Churches of Christ in America. He 
speaks throughout the territory of the 
Northern Baptist Convention on a va- 
riety of subjects and his articles appear 
in denominational and interdenomina- 
tional periodicals. 

Dr. Gerald Rassweiler is assistant 
director of the Physics and Electrical 
Section, one of the two major divi- 
sions of the General Motors research 

Oliver T. Somerville, U. S. com- 
missioner and borough attorney of 
Rutherford, N. J., was named by At- 
torney General Walter D. Van Riper 
as a deputy attorney general to serve 
as counsel to the State Dept. of Bank- 
ing and Insurance. 


Bucknellians in school in 1924 and 
1925 will remember the unbelievable 
footwork of Neal Blaisdell, star back- 
field man in Charley Moran's first 
Bucknell team. Neal had come to 
Bucknell as a transfer from the Uni- 
versity of Hawaii. In 1926 he re- 
turned to assist Moran in coaching the 
varsity, coaching the Lewisburg High 
School football team the same year. In 
1927 he coached the Bucknell fresh- 
man team. He was a natural athlete 
and continues to carry on his athletic 
activities, although he is now a mem- 
ber of the Hawaiian Legislature. Last 
year he was coach of three different 
football teams. Throughout the years 
he has coached several championship 
teams and has twice brought his cham- 
pions to the States for classis contests. 

Mrs. Ruth Miller Stecse, for many 
years prominent in the American Le- 
gion Auxiliary, has been elected Dept. 
President in that organization. She is 
a charter member of the Thomas H. 
f!lapham Unit No. 410, organized 
August 5, 1923, and has held many 
offices in the organization. 

Norman L. bloemer, employed by 
Socony-Vacuum Oil Co. Inc., is living 
at 172 Everett Place, Englewood, N. J 

Jiugene E. Hallcran has written 
another book, Outposts of Vengeance. 
It is the third in his series of western 
thrillers and is published by Macrae- 
Smith Co. of Philadelphia. 

Mabel Moyer has retired after be- 
ing a member of the faculty of Blooms- 
burg State Teachers College for many 

Stearns E. Warner was transferred 
from Pittsburgh to Washington, D. C. 
He is now the sales representative for 
Lehigh Portland Cement Co. in that 
city. He and his wife (Ruth Miller 
'26) are living at 2231 California St., 
N. W. 


New address: J. Richard Lofift, 269 
New Jersey Ave., Collingswood, N. J. 

Howard S. Unger, plumbing super- 
intendent for M. J. Colbert Co., Inc., 
resides at 1713 Lamont St., N. W., 
Washington 10, D. C 


Albert F. Bufiington, associate pro- 
fessor of languages at the University 
of New Hampshire, has received much 
commendation from experts for his 
research in the Pennsylvania German 
language. His most significant re- 
search is described in "A Grammatical 

Albert F. Buffington 

and Linguistic Study of Pennsylvania 
German," published in Harvard Uni- 
versity Summaries of Ph.D. Theses in 
1937, Professor Hans Kurath of 
Brown University says, "Dr. Bufling- 
tons monograph is the best and most 
comjilcte presentation of the Pennsyl- 
vania German dialect in existence." 
Professor J. A. Walx of Harvard Uni- 
versity writes to Dr. Buffington: "Your 
study of Pennsylvania German is the 
first comprehensive and scholarly treat- 
ment of the subject." In this field he 
has published several studies that have 
been well received. 

Inez Robison resigned as head of 
the English Dept. of the Lewisburg 
High School, after serving as a mem- 
ber of the faculty for the past 17 years, 
to accept a position in the personnel 
dept. of a large industry in South Nor- 
walk. Conn. 

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Scotti and 
family have moved to their new home 
at 1401 Sycamore St., Haddon Heights, 


Frederick "Ted" Mitchell was re- 
cently named assistant football coach 
at City College of New York. Ted, a 
sports star at Bucknell, played "pro" 
football in northern New Jersey for 
several years and also coached football 
at Bound Brook and Hackensack High 
Schools in that state. 


Abram A. Morelli, mining engin- 
eer, is living at 327 St. Clair Ave., 
Cadiz, Ohio. 

Marian Henderson was named 
chairman of the entertainment com- 
mittee for the current year at the an- 
nual dinner meeting of the Williams- 
port College Club. Mrs. Robert F. 
Meador (Yolanda Frank '28) was re- 
elected president of the group. 

New address: Mrs. Graham Ma- 
zeine (Elizabeth Huxley), 15 Silver 

St., South Hadley, Mass. 

Mrs. John D. Plant (Metta E. Al- 
len), wife of Bucknell's director of 
physical education for men, has made 
a plaster cast of her husband, portray- 
ing him when he was an All- American 
basketball guard. About 22 inches 
high and weighing 50 pounds, the 
figure is in an upright position, hold- 
ing the ball in a manner suggesting a 
pass or a shot at the basket. 

George R. Abernethy represented 
Bucknell at the inauguration of Dr. 


Ernest E. Smith as president of Sioux 
Falls College, a Baptist institution at 
Sioux Falls, S. D. Mr. Abernethy is 
professor of philosophy and psychol- 
ogy at the University of South Dakota. 

Reverend David J. Evans was the 

leader for the Religious Emphasis 
Week at Emory University last April. 
The general theme was "Something to 
Live By." Mr. Evans is minister of 
the First Baptist Church, Americus, 
Ga., and is a member of the Executive 
Committee of the Georgia Baptist Con- 

Clyde Eyster is professor of botany 
at the University of South Dakota. 

Agnes K. Garrity of Nanty Glo, 
supervisor of special education in Cam- 
bria Co. Schools, in June received from 
Pennsylvania State College one of the 
highest academic awards obtainable, 
the degree of Doctor of Psychology. 
Dr. Garrity's vast experience in child 
psychology has aided hundreds of men- 
tally-retarded children in the schools 
of that county. 


Reverend Alfred B. Haas, instruc- 
tor in practical theology in the Theo- 
logical Seminary of Drew University, 
Madison, N. J., has been appointed 
minister of the Park Avenue Methodist 
Church in New York City. At present 
Mr. Haas is teaching in the summer 
session of Drew University and will 
continue his teaching relationship in 
the fall, in addition to being minister 
of the New York church. He may be 
addressed either at Drew Forest, Mad- 
ison, N. J., or 106 E. 86th St., New 
York City. 

John E. Griffiths is an auditor for 
Kaiser Cargo, Inc. His address is: 
794 Third Avenue, Bristol. 

Robert H. Sweet, supervising serv- 
ice engineer, was recently placed in 
charge of installation of Westinghouse 
propulsion equipment in Navy vessels 
at the Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Tam- 
pa, Fla. 

Dr. John T. Szypulski is on a fel- 
lowship in thoracic surgery in Boston. 
His address is: 1101 Beacon St., 
Brookline, Mass., c/o R. H. Overholt, 


Allen Farrington, Lewisburg por- 
trait photographer, is offering a ten- 
week course in creative photography. 
The current shortage of film affects 
Farrington's methods little; he teach- 
es his students to use photography, not 
film. A salon exhibitor himself at 

Pittsburgh and Baltimore, Mr. Far- 
rington is a member of the Photo- 
graphic Society of America. 

Mrs. Metta Farrington Straley is 
in charge of affairs in the Admissions 
OiSce of Bucknell University. Fred- 
erick Straley '41, PhM 1/c, U.S.N.R., 
is serving in the Pacific. 


New address: Thomas E. Lehman, 
III, R.F.D. No, 1, Tunkhannock. 


Albert C. Carson, engineer for 
Westinghouse, is living at 24 Queen 
St., Wellsboro. 

Important engineering work from 
actual design through manufacture and 
development is being carried on by 
Charles E. Wertz, engineer in the 
General Electric Co.'s Pittsfield, Mass., 
plant. He is playing an important 
role in the production of new types of 
heating equipment and high tempera- 
ture devices, including special heaters 
for tanks such as those used by Gen- 
eral George H. Patton's Third Army 
in its smashing drive across Europe. 

MS 1937 

New address: Floyd D. Newport, 

Principal, High School, Hastings-on- 
Hudson, N. Y. 

Carol Lee Davis is a Red Cross club 
director in England. Early this sum- 
mer she was one of the three women 
sent from England to Germany to as- 
sist in the entertainment of G.I.'s wait- 
ing to be sent home. 

New address: Dr. and Mrs. How- 
ard T. Meminger (Dorothy Blix), 

"The Wrennmoor," Apt. 106, 919 E. 
Armour Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. 

Richard C. Oberdorf is employed 
in the Electrical Drafting Dept., Beth- 
lehem-Sparrows Point Shipyard, Inc., 
Sparrows Point 19, Md. 

Lt. Erma Gold Shearer, former 
teacher in the Lewisburg schools, was 
a guest at the Sixth Plenary Session of 
the United Nations Conference on In- 
ternational Organization in San Fran- 
cisco. Anthony Eden presided at this 
session of the conference, at which 
time the Russian Commissar voiced his 
objections to the immediate seating of 
Argentina. Lt. Shearer entered the 
service in February, 1943, and re- 
ceived her commission soon after. She 
was ordered to Balboa Park, San Fran- 
cisco, to become executive officer for 
ten new barracks, which when com- 

pleted will house over 1,500 enlisted 

New address: Florence E. Hohn- 
baum, 223 Midwood Place, Westfield, 

Will Lyons has just completed his 
first five years of government service, 
having started with the Census Bureau . 
in 1940. At present he is attached to 
the review and analysis staff of the 
Bureau of Program and Statistics. His 
address is 1351 Taylor St., N. W., 
Washington, D. C. 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Smith 
(Margaret A. Farrell '41) reside at 
12 Cole Ave., Providence 6, R. I. Mr. 
Smith is a salesman for the American 
Viscose Company. 

New address: Clement F. Viglot- 

ti, 1222 West Erie Ave., Philadelphia 

AM 1939 
New address: John C. McCune, 
II, Selinsgrove. 


New address: Mrs. Benjamin F. 
Stockett (Mildred J. Sharis), 223 E. 

Mahanoy Ave., Girardville. 


New address: Mrs. Elizabeth Mc- 
Quay Sibley, Punahou School, Hono- 
lulu 24, T. H. 

New address: Mrs. William B. 
Kennedy (Edna Marsh), 4300 Spruce 
St., Philadelphia 4. 

Paul A. Myers is employed at the 
Pittsfield Plant of the Central Electric 
Co., designing and testing new types 
of rectifiers and vital radar and other 
electronic war equipment for use 
against Japan. His duties entail not 
only the designing and testing of rec- 
tifiers but the writing of instruction 

Paul A. Myers 

[ 28 

books to be used with this cc|uipment. 
The work is so new that in some cases 
he has to design his own testing equip- 
ment. He came to college from Hun- 
lock Creek and is a graduate of the 
electrical engineering course. 

New address: Richard J. Roush, 
10 Rankin Road, Buffalo 21, N. Y. 

Alice B. Ruigh, 2616 Woolsey St., 
Berkeley 3, Calif., is working for her 
Master of Arts degree in educational 
psychology at the University of Cali- 

Margaret Treon is teaching in the 
Turbotville schools. 


G. Malcohn Andrew.s, General 
Electric Co. engineer, located in the 
Philippines, is doing field engineering 
work on the U. S. Navy's electronic 
equipment. Prior to his present as- 
signment, he served in the same ca- 
pacity for more than a year at the 
Norfolk Navy Yard. 

Donald Eister was graduated from 
Jefferson Medical College, June 22, 
and has begun a nine-month interne- 
ship at Harrisburg General Hospital. 

Mrs. Robert F. Stone (Janet Roy), 
assistant examiner for the American 
Insurance Co., is living at 110 Sunset 
Ave., Verona, N. J. 

Reverend and Mrs. Richard W. 
Nutt (Dorothy S. Smailes) have 
moved from Wallingford to Water- 
bury, Conn. Mr. Nutt is pastor of the 
Grace Methodist Church, 1429 Thom- 
aston Ave. 


New address: J. Russell Owen, 20 

Campbell Circle, Duquesne. 

New address: Eugene L. Rogers, 
736 Sheridan Ave., Columbus 9, Ohio. 

Mrs. Annabelle Shepler Bauer- 
schmidt, whose husband, Lt. William 
Bauerschmidt '42, died in service last 
October, has been doing graduate work 
at the University of Pittsburgh. 

New address: John H. 'Wilkinson, 
421 Commonwealth Ave., R. D. No. 
1, Homestead. 

Victor K. Meredith, Jr., was or- 
dained into the Christian ministry at 
the Central Pennsylvania Conference 
of the Methodist Church at 'Williams- 
port. Mr. Meredith, who received the 
deacon's order, was not assigned to a 
pastorate in view of the fact that he 
has volunteered for service as a chap- 
lain in the Navy and his papers could 
not be processed until after ordina- 
tion. During his theological school 
career he served as assistant pastor of 
the Boston Street Methodist Church in 
Lyon, Mass., and more recently as stu- 

dent pastor of the Methodist Churcli 
in South Tewkesbury, Mass, 

MS 1943 
Walter E. Miller, for the past 
year supervisor of elementary schools 
in Ocean City, has accepted the su- 
pervising principalship at Egg Harbor 
City, N. J. The system includes three 
elementary schools and a secondary 

school. in A -J 


George A. Miller, electroplating 
manager for International Business 
Machines, is living at 3129 Chatham 
Road, Endwell, N. Y. 

Lt. Robert Woods won the highest 
honor at the June graduation exer- 
cises of the United States Military 
Academy at West Point by being 
chosen the first captain of the corps 
in a class of 853 cadets, largest group 
in the history of the Academy. He is 
further honored by being pictured in 
color on the front cover of Time mag- 
azine, and an article on education at 
West Point centers around him. This 
recognition was earned by a combina- 
tion of "soldierly qualities and aca- 
demic achievements." Woods was 
commissioned a second lieutenant and 
is now in active service. 


Dorothea C. Bittner, a student at 
Hahnemann Medical School, is living 
at 1526 Mount Vernon St., Philadel- 
phia 30. 

Harriet S. Francke of Hicksville, 
N. Y., registered recently in the Yale 
School of Nursing, Class of 1947. 

Mrs. Phyllis Hood Linneman is a 
technician at the Tampa Municipal 
Hospital, Tampa 6, Fla. Mail should 
be addressed in care of the Laboratory 

Dorothea F. Jones, engineering as- 
sistant, is living at 1821 Section Road, 
Apt. No. 2, Cincinnati 16, Ohio. 

Robert D. Kriz is a copywriter in 
the Advertising and Sales Promotion 
Dept. of the 'Westinghouse Lamp Di- 
vision, Bloomfield, N. J. 

Ruth Nulton is an English teacher 
at Wilson Boro High School, Easton. 

Daniel R. Ormanowski has left the 
Celanese Corp. of America to accept a 
position with The Barrett Division, Al- 
lied Chemical and Dye Corp., Phila- 

Hope M. Wohnus, 206 Farming- 
ton Ave., Hartford, Conn., is an engi- 
neer in the Installation Dept. of Pratt 
& Whitney Aircraft Co. 

Eugene F. Cowell, Jr., is manager 
of the Western Union Telegraph Co., 
Point Pleasant, N. J. 

William Go.shorn is now a metal- 
lurgist with La Consoiidada Co, in 
Mexico City, His address is: c/o Sra. 
M. L. Bouras, Fco. Fimentai No, 81, 
Col, In. Rafael, Mexico D. I-"., Mexico. 

New address: Mrs. Winslow N. 
Long (Barbara Henry), Lumbervillc, 
Bucks f.oiinly, 

Mrs. Phyllis iluod Linneman is a 
technician at the Tampa Municipal 
Hospital, Tampa 6, Fla. Mail should 
be addressed in care of the Laboratory 

Harriet S. Francke, of Hicksville, 
N. Y., registered recently in the Yale 
School of Nursing, Class of 1947. 

Hope M. Wohnus, 206 Farming- 
ton Ave,, Hartford, Conn., is an engi- 
neer in the Installation Dept. of Pratt 
& Whitney Aircraft Co. 

Ruth Nulton has been elected as an 
English teacher at Wilson Boro High 
School, Easton. 

Robert D. Kriz is a copywriter in 
the Advertising and Sales Promotion 
Dept. of the Westinghouse Lamp Divi- 
sion, Bloomfield, N. J. 


Eleanor E. Cummings is a mem- 
ber of the high school faculty in Som- 
erville, N. J. 

Phoebe G. Follmer will attend the 
"Three Arts Club," New York City, 
during the 1945-46 term. 

Ann E. Grove plans to attend the 
Pennsylvania School of Social Work, 
starting in October, 1945. 

Mary Lou Jenkins has been named 
to the English facult)^ of Lewisburg 
High School. 

Miriam Krise is studying for her 
Bachelor of Music degree at Westmin- 
ster Choir College, Princeton, N. J. 

William Lawder is employed as a 
chemist by the Calvert Distilling Co., 
Relay, Md. 

Martha Nickeson will begin studies 
at The Microphone Playhouse, a radio 
school in Hollywood, Calif., this fall. 

Nancy E. Patterson, who was grad- 
uated with highest honors in June, 
has been appointed publicity assistant 
at Bucknell. 

Ruth E. Reichenbacher is secretary 
and assistant to President William A. 
Shimer of Marietta College, Marietta, 
Ohio. Dr. Shimer was formerly dean 
of the faculty at Bucknell. 

Kathryn H. Stout is an analytical 
chemist for DuPont at 45 North Hor- 
ace St., Woodbury, N. J. 

William Webster plans to attend 
Colgate Universit}-, Rochester, N. Y., 
this year. 

M. Louise Wilson is working for 
Scovell, Wellington and Co., an ac- 
counting firm, at 111 Broadway. New 
York 6^ N. Y. 


EDITORIALA Chance to Serve 

The Bucknell Alumnus is published in March, June, Septem- 
ber and December by Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa. 

Officers of the Association 

EMMA E. DILLON '15, President, 609 Broad St. Bank Bldg., Trenton, N. J. 

MILLER A. JOHNSON '20, First Vke-Presideiit 

1425 West Market St., Lewisburg 

CLYDE P. BAILEY '29, Second Vice-PresidenI ..206 Beech St., Edgewood 

DAYTON L. RANCK '16, Treasurer 35 Market St., Lewisburg 

FRANK G. DAVIS '11, Secretary-Editor 140 S. Front St., Lewisburg 

Board of Directors 

EMMA E. DILLON 15, 609 Broad St. Bank Bldg., Trenton, N. J. Term 
expires 1946 

\V. C. LOWTHER '13, 2S8 Walton Ave., South Orange, N. J. Term ex- 
pires 1946 

MILLER A. JOHNSON '20, 1425 West Market St., Lewisburg. Term ex- 
pires 1947 

EDGAR A. SNYDER '11, 431 Clark St., South Orange, N. J. Term ex- 
pires 1947 

O. V. W. HAWKINS '13, Flower Hill, Plandome, N. Y. Term expires 

KENNETH W. SLIFER '26, 177 Briar Hill Lane, Woodbury, N. J. Term 
expires 1948 

CLYDE P. BAILEY '29, 206 Beech St., Edgewood. Term expires 1948 

HERBERT L. SPENCER, University Avenue, Lewisburg 

Opportunity and 

C>oODAY, August 10, 1945, radios blared forth 
C^the news that Japan had offered to surrender. 
There was not much excitement around here — just a 
cahn acceptance of what had came to be considered 
inevitable. The atom bomb, product of scientilic 
genius, had written finis to an utterly asinine and 
fantastic slaughter inaugurated by little men with 
delusions of grandeur. 

But the atom bomb jarred a lot of leaders who 
should have been using the great fund of intelli- 
gence available in America to prepare our people for 
the transition from war to peace. America has in- 
telligence astounding in its implications. The effi- 
cacy of the new bomb in destroying men furnishes 
ample proof of that statement. What America needs 
is great leaders devoted to the application of intelli- 
gence to the service of man. In our colleges and 
universities, if anywhere, America must train those 

Our Alma Mater is particularly fortunate in hav- 
ing as president a man who senses his responsi- 
bility in this situation. He is an experienced edu- 
cator, a scientist of dimensions and a courageous 
leader capable of heading a training program such 
as our Country needs today. The Alumnus prom- 
ises to Dr. Herbert Lincoln Spencer, recently in- 
stalled Bucknell president, loyalty and wholehearted 
cooperation from a distinguished group of educated 

^LUMNI who wish to serve Alma Mater need 
~^ not ponder long on the most immediate need 
— men students. Even though additional facilities 
have been provided for women, there is a waiting 
list. An uncertain number of Navy trainees will be 
assigned to Bucknell, but there will still be room for 
more men because of the dearth of civilian students. 

This brings us back to the remaining source of 
clientele — veterans. Men are being released from 
the Armed Forces by the thousands and are going 
back to their home communities. Alumni who know 
of returned veterans eligible for entrance to college 
will put Alma Mater in their everlasting debt if they 
will send the names and addresses to Dr. Ralph E. 
Page, director of the Veterans' Bureau at Bucknell. 
Where possible a personal conference with a pros- 
pective student will help. In some cases an inter- 
view may convince the alumnus that the candidate 
is not equipped for college; in others, it may indi- 
cate that he is especially desirable. 

An honor roll of Alumni who have submitted se- 
lected G.I. names will be published in December. 
How about having your name on the list? 

Local Alumni Clubs 

C^"^HIS promises to be a prosperous year for Buck- 
ley nell Alumni Clubs. Here are some of the 
signs: Germany is finished and Japan capitulated 
in August; gasoline rationing has been abolished; 
community war activities are tapering off. These 
considerations are greatly easing the situation, and 
people in general are gradually relaxing from the 
tensions of total war. 

Another reason for a rejuvenation of our clubs is 
the situation in which our Alma Mater finds herself. 
We have much to rejoice over. The debt will shortly 
be paid; in contrast with many institutions of our 
size, Bucknell has prospered during the war; the 
Navy has changed its mind and will continue its pro- 
gram here; we are about to celebrate our hundredth 
birthday; our new administration is starting out 
under most auspicious circumstances; Bucknell's 
service to our country will grow in importance as 
our G.I.'s pour onto the campus. Fortunately, Presi- 
dent Spencer plans to visit as many clubs as possible, 
and Alumni are assured of a great time when he 

Let's get that old club going and show the new 
president and the new century that we mean busi- 


ma a 

II ouch 


Wherever you may be al 
10:00 P. M., E. W. T., February 5, 1946, 

attending your Bucknell Club meeting, at home, or in distant 
lands, in Army camp or on ship at sea, on the campus, alone 
or with others — let's join in this toast to our Alma Mater 
on her hundredth birthday 

"JVhile memories fond go trooping by", ive wish 
you many happy returns on your One Hundredth 
Birthday I 

May you continue to he dedicated to the glory 
of God and the education of youth for service 
to mankind. 

Your loving sons and daughters pledge their 
loyal devotion to your high ideals in grateful 
appreciation of your steadfast purposes. 

May you have many, many more hundredth 





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P^csibeni's £ette^ to iiie Gi 


Dear Bucknellians; 

\ INCE I first greeted you on this page and invited you to visit me at my 
C_>' ofiice, many have accepted my invitation and it has been a genuine 
pleasure to meet you; hundreds of Bucknellians attended the Homecoming 
celebration and my family and I are coming to feel very much at home with 
the Bucknell Alumni group. It has given me a real thrill to attend a number 
of your local club meetings and enjoy your friendly spirit as well as to observe 
your pleasure at getting together to renew old friendships. 

The regular college year got under way on November first with about the 
largest student enrollment in Bucknell history. One hundred ninety-seven of 
these are veterans of World War II, and eighty-seven of the veterans are former 
Bucknellians. Although our dormitories are completely filled and a few men 
have to live in the town, the year is getting ofi^ to an auspicious start and 
promises to be a very satisfactory one. 

Another reason for enthusiasm over prospects for this college year is the 
fact that February 5 is Bucknell's Hundredth Birthday and will set off a series 
of celebrations and cultural offerings of unusual interest. In this program we 
expect Alumni to have a significant part. I hope we may have, during this 
centennial year, an all-time high in Alumni interest and service to Alma Mater. 

With kindest personal greetings to every Alumnus, I am 

Cordially yours. 



Vol., XXX No 

Henderson Heads 
Hundredth Anniversary 

(^^OUNDimS DAY, February 5, 19-46, will 
Jj mark the opening of Bucknell's long-awaited 
Centennial celebration, with an extensive anniver- 
sary program continuing through October, 1946, 
according to plans recently announced by Dr. Roy 
G. Bostwick, chairman of the Board of Trustees. 

With the ending of the war. University officials 
have decided to carry through an elaborate program 
in which the Founders Day ceremony, Commence- 
ment in June and Homecoming in the fall will be 
the highlights, with the main celebration coinciding 
with Commencement. 

Joseph W. Henderson '08, Philadelphia attorney 
and former president of the American Bar Associa- 
tion, has accepted the chairmanship of the Centen- 
nial Committee. In the capacity of vice-chairman. 
Dr. Arnaud C. Marts, New York City, former pres- 
ident of Bucknell, will be in charge of planning; 
John T. Shirley 'x09, Pittsburgh, a member of the 
Board of Trustees, will coordinate trustee partici- 
pation, and Kenneth W. Slifer '26, Philadelphia, 
will direct public information. Paul A. Hightower 
of Lewisburg will serve as secretary for the com- 

Seven committee chairmen named thus far by 
President Spencer, in addition to Dr. Marts, Mr. 
Shirley and Mr. Slifer, include the following men 
and women: Dr. William H. Coleman, dean of 
Bucknell, who will head faculty-administration par- 
ticipation; Miss Emma E. Dillon '15, who will direct 
the Alumni activities; Miss Eleanor Dillon '46, who 
will head the student body, and Elmer Wagner, who 
will head the Lewisburg committee. These com- 
mittee heads will constitute an executive committee 
under the chairmanship of Mr. Shirley. 

The Alumni Committee will include men and 
women from the General Alumni Association, of 
which Miss Dillon is president, representatives of 

hE.>.vr,in .1. SLIFER 
Philadelphia. Pa. 

Bucknell President 

the Bison Club and of the Athletic Association. 
Complete committee membership will be announced 
in the near future. 

The initial ceremony on February 5 will com- 
memorate the granting of Bucknell's charter by 
Governor Francis Shunk of Pennsylvania exactly 100 
years earlier. The Trustee Committee under Mr. 
Shirley will direct the Charter Day event. 

The key celebration of the Centennial program 
will coincide with the June Commencement and will 
be under the direction of the faculty-administration 
committee headed by Dr. Coleman. Homecoming 
in the fall, in charge of the Alumni Committee, will 
conclude the anniversary observance. 

Committees from Bucknell's current record-break- 
ing student body of more than 1.400 students will be 
named to participate in all phases of the celebration. 


Published in March, June, September and December by 


Entered as second-class matter December 30, 1930 at the post office at Lewisburg, Pa., under the Aa of August 24, 1912 

October Twenty 

Homecoming and 


(JTyOMECOMING and Commencement this year 
^^jV coincided for the first time in Bucknell's his- 
tory. It was a perfect day, comfortably warm with 
not a cloud in the sky. A large number of Alumni 
came back to Alma Mater and could be seen almost 
everywhere, meeting and greeting old friends. Gen- 
erally, they could be recognized by the orange and 
blue registration tags which they wore. It was the 
first Homecoming celebration since the war started 
and Dr. Spencer's first Commencement as Bucknell's 
president. The main events will be treated sepa- 

7: 45 A. M. — Bison Club Breakfast 

Fifty-two Bison Club members breakfasted at the 
Hotel Lewisburger for the annual Homecoming 
meeting. President John J. Conway '16 was chair- 
man. There were no speeches, only discussion of 

President Conway reported that prior to the Buck- 
nell-Scranton game at Mount Carmel, thirty-six Bison 
Club members had purchased 1,000 tickets for the 
game and had distributed them among high school 
pupils in the area. A number of letters of apprecia- 
tion had been received from high school principals. 

A number recommended that membership be made 
available to college seniors and recent graduates at 
reduced membership fees. After considerable dis- 
cussion, a motion was passed providing that a col- 
lege senior may become a member by paying a fee 
of $2.00. This membership may be renewed an- 
nually for three additional years, followed by two 
years when the fee is $5.00 per year. After the 
graduate has been out of college five years, he be- 
gins to pay the regular annual fee of $10.00 for 
Bison Club membership. 

Conway reported that more than 100 returned 
veterans have been admitted to Bucknell, a number 
of them through the interest of club members. J. J. 
Conway and Clinton Sprout '17 were nominated for 
election as Bison Club members of the Athletic 
Council for the term ending January 1, 19A9- Dr. 
Dale Spotts '18 and Bill Irvin '22 were named co- 
chairmen of a committee to plan the big Bison Club 
meeting in Philadelphia on December 14, to which 
all Bucknellians, whether club members or not, are 

Professor Emeritus Frank E. Burpee '01 was called 
on. He began his connection with Bucknell exactly 
fifty years ago and was the first person to join the 
Bison Club. 

President Spencer Presents Diploma at His First 
Bucknell Commencement 

9: 45 A. M. — Commencement 

Bucknellians hurried away from the Bison break- 
fast to the Beaver Memorial Methodist Church to see 
President Herbert L. Spencer conduct his first Buck- 
nell Commencement. 

Thirty-six young people received bachelor's de- 
grees and an even dozen the master's. Honor stu- 
dents were William J. Allen of Philadelphia, Henri- 
etta H. McAbee of Pittsburgh, and Apprentice Sea- 
man Charles L. Wagner of Swissvale, who were 
graduated cum laude. The honorary degree of 
Doctor of Humane Letters was conferred on Dr. 
Frank H. Sparks, president of Wabash College, 
Crawfordsville, Indiana, who spoke on "Your 
World." "You are entering a scientific world," said 
Dr. Sparks, "so different from that of a generation 
ago there is little basis for comparison. Man must 
accept that world, but what he does with his life in 
it is purely an individual matter." The speaker em- 
phasized further that "our greatest single waste in 
society today is that which results when an indi- 
vidual does less with his life than he is capable of 
doing." Dr. Roy G. Bostwick, chairman of the 
Bucknell Board of Trustees, in presenting Dr. Sparks 
for his degree, praised his brilliant work as "scholar, 
economist, educator, and Christian gentleman." 

Music during the Commencement exercises con- 
sisted of a solo, "Great is Jehovah the Lord," by Mrs. 
Dorothy Hess Schnure; and the hymns, "Alma 
Mater, Thee We Honor" and "Dear Bucknell," sung 
by the congregation. Processional and recessional 
marches were played on the organ by Professor Wal- 
ter Hansen of the School of Music. 

12: 00 Noon — Luncheon of Board of Directors of 
the General Alumni Association 

While the period from the end of the Commence- 
ment exercises till noon was filled with many infor- 
mal meetings, greeting of old friends and register- 
ing by Alumni, the next formal occasion was the 
luncheon of the entire Board of Directors of the 


Board of Directors Lunchhon 

General Alumni Association in the sun porch of the 
Women's College dining room. The Board mem- 
bers were invited to be the guests of President Dillon 
of the General Alumni Association. 

After passing a motion to send a telegram of con- 
gratulation to Dr. Shimer, former dean of the faculty 
who was being inaugurated as president of Marietta 
College on that day, the group authorized the chair- 
man to appoint a committee for the nomination of 
an Alumni trustee to be presented to the Board of 
Trustees of the University for election as a member 
of the Board for the five-year term beginning June, 
1946. Dr. Frank M. Simpson '95, emeritus profes- 
sor of physics, was named chairman. With him on 
the committee are W. J. Irvin '22 of Trenton, Max 
Demler '33 of Pittsburgh, Joseph D. Dent '20 of 
New York City and Raymond Sprenkel '17 of Cleve- 

On request of Dr. Bostwick, president of the Buck- 
nell Board of Trustees, the Board of Directors au- 
thorized the appointment of a committee of five to 
represent the Alumni on the over-all committee for 
the Hundredth Birthday celebration. The request 
called for Emma Dillon '15 to be chairman, and the 
following additional persons, with Miss Dillon, com- 
prise the committee: Mrs. Elthera Corson Mohler 
'20, South Euclid, Ohio; John O. Roser '11, Sche- 
nectady, New York; Frank L. Jones '25, Rochester; 
and Mrs. Ray Speare Topham '17, Philadelphia. 

President Dillon suggested the appointment of a 
large curriculum committee, consisting of Alumni 
who are experts in various fields, the committee to 
act in an advisory capacity to the curriculum com- 
mittee of the University. The appointment was ap- 
proved and the committee will be named. 

The Board discussed the problem of making the 
Alumni Association self-supporting and was unani- 
mous in feeling that the responsibility should not be 
laid on the University as at present. Clyde P. 
Bailey '29, Pittsburgh, was appointed chairman of a 
committee to study the problem. Robert K. Bell '20 
was made a member of the committee, headed by 

O. V. W. Hawkins '13, for revision of the By-laws 
of the General Alumni Association. 

The Board adjourned in order to allow its mem- 
bers to reach the stadium about 2: 00 o'clock, a half- 
hour before the beginning of the Bucknell-Penn State 

Homecoming football game. 

2:30 P.M. — Football: Butkncll vs. Pennsylvania 
State College 

At 2: 00 o'clock, there were already some thou- 
sands of people in the stadium waiting for the game 
to begin. What a day for a Homecoming game* 
Not a cloud in the sky; hardly any wind blowing; 
the temperature about 55'. When all the ticket- 
buyers were in the stands, the total was about 7,500. 
The teams came running onto the field in their clean, 
new uniforms — Bucknell in orange and blue and 
State in white, which looked like satin and were ob- 
viously hard to hang onto in a tackle. Well, any- 
how, those players were a bit slippery, for at once 
they began to make touchdowns. But every one was 
made against the very evident objection of the Buck- 
nell team. They resisted stubbornly from beginning 
to end but generally did not seem to have enough 
players on the field to prevent the scores. At the 
half, the score stood Penn State 33, Bucknell 0. 
However, things went better in the second half. 
Penn State made only two touchdowns and Bucknell 
earned seven points by one of the neatest bits of 
open-field running seen in the stadium in a long 
time. There was a short pass, thrown by McKay to 
Buchanan, who rambled over a very uncertain 60 
yards for a touchdown. Carlow kicked the goal 
and the final score was Penn State 46, Bucknell 7. 
That score was disappointing, but the team, very 
much reduced by injuries, was not so. The Bucknell 
boys fought furiously throughout the very uneven 
contest with a strong team which had held Na%7 
to four touchdowns the preceding Saturday. The 
sportsmanship on both sides was fine and it was a 
great game. 

AcTiNTPt' AT Football Game 


The Reception Starts 

5 : 00 P. M. — Alumni Reception 

Alumni were able to get to Hunt Hall living room 
at 5: 00 o'clock for a reception in which the receiv- 
ing line consisted of President and Mrs. Spencer, 
Dean and Mrs. Coleman, Dean Reppert, President 
Dillon of the General Alumni Association, President 
Showalter of the General Alumnae Association and 
several presidents of local alumni clubs. Refresh- 
ments were light but attractive, and a great many 
Alumni met old friends and new ones during the 
hour. Dr. Paul Stolz was responsible for the music 
throughout the reception. 

6: 15 P. M. — The Alumni Dinner 

From the reception in Hunt Hall, the crowd hur- 
ried to Larison Hall to be ready for the dinner in 
Women's College dining room. There approxi- 
mately twice as many Alumni as had reserved din- 
ners were fed and a few had to be turned away with 
keen regret to eat downtown but they were invited 
back to hear the speakers. A fried chicken dmner 
prepared under the direction of Miss Clippinger, 
college dietitian, seemed to hit the spot, and by the 
time the speeches began there was a bit of a lull in 
the conversation. The well-fed group were com- 
pletely satisfied. 

Miss Emma Dillon, Trenton attorney and presi- 
dent of the General Alumni Association, acted as 
toastmaster and introduced the speakers. She pre- 
sented Frank Davis '11, Alumni secretary, who ex- 
pressed appreciation of the work done by the com- 
mittee chairmen: Miller Johnson '20, first vice- 
president of the General Alumni Association and 
housing chairman; and Thelma Showalter '29, presi- 
dent of the General Alumnae Association and chair- 
man of the committee responsible for the reception, 
dinner and dance. Mr. Johnson's committee con- 
sisted of Bison Club members, and Miss Showalter's, 
of members of her association. Dr. Davis recalled 
that when he visited Emma Dillon at the end of her 
junior year in high school, she had already registered 


at Swarthmore. However, she was somehow per- 
suaded to come to Bucknell and at this time holds 
the unique position probably held by no other 
woman — that of president of the alumni association 
of a coeducational institution. 

Miss Dillon, with her long executive experience as 
secretary of the New Jersey State Bar Association, 
handled the meeting in splendid fashion. She re- 
minded the Alumni of her call in the September 
Alumnus for a pledge to Bucknell at 10: 00 o'clock 
on the evening of February 5, 1946. She announced 
the decision of the Board of Directors to appoint an 
Alumni curriculum committee and introduced the 
speakers, beginning with Dr. Roy G. Bostwick, 
president of the Bucknell Board of Trustees. 

Dr. Bostwick voiced the sentiment of the entire 
group when he expressed appreciation of the Buck- 
nellians who had given their service and, in some 
cases, their lives for their country. He promised im- 
provements of the plant and efforts to see that the 
housing situation for veterans is taken care of and 
asked for patience, support and the kindly word for 
Bucknell in the home community. He told some- 
thing of the plans for the centennial celebration in 

Joseph W. Henderson, secretary of the Board of 
Trustees and chairman of the general Birthday com- 
mittee, expressed pride in Bucknell and his willing- 
ness to serve in any possible way. John J. Conway, 
president of the Bison Club, explained what the 
Bison Club is and emphasized the fact that the Bison 
Club is not organized to purchase football players. 
He told of the athletic debts that the Bison Club has 
paid off and the Club's enthusiastic support of the 
athletic program. Thomas J. Mangan, president of 
the Athletic Council, offered no alibi for the showing 
of the team this year. He stated that the team had 
been well-handled and had played well but had been 
facing all season too heavy a schedule. J. Ellwood 
"Woody" Ludwig, head coach of football, then 
spoke of his pleasure at being connected with Buck- 

Speakers' Table 

Alumni BANQuirr 

nell and stated that he has never seen alumni any- 
where who are so loyal nor a college where there is 
so much good will as at Bucknell. He praised the 
boys for their work under difficult circumstances and 
thanked the school for the treatment he has received 
since coming to Bucknell. 

Miss Dillon, in introducing President Spencer for 
the final address, told the Alumni of his co-operative 
attitude and his delight at the suggestion that the 
Alumni assist in the determination of the curriculum 
of the University. Dr. Spencer reminded the group 
that this was his first homecoming of Bucknell's first 
century, while it was the last homecoming of the 
century for the Alumni. He discussed with the 
group the housing problem and warned them that 
perhaps not so many girls could be admitted in 1946 
as one might expect, the reason being that at the 
present time the girls are occupying a number of fra- 
ternity houses which will probably have to be turned 
over to the fraternities next year. He reminded 
Alumni, however, that daughters of Alumni would 
receive first consideration in the admission of stu- 
dents for 1946. He told the group of the difficulty 
that has arisen in the housing of married veterans, 
a large number of whom would enter college on No- 
vember 1, and stated that it appeared that a trailer 
camp might be the solution. For the past two years, 
said Dr. Spencer, the boys have been practically out 
of circulation as far as going to college is concerned. 
Parents have had plenty of money and a huge num- 
ber of girls have been clamoring for admission to 
colleges and universities. This deluge of women 
students will not stop with the end of the war, the 
president said, and returned veterans and the acceler- 
ated rush of boys to college will create tremendous 
problems of housing. In addition to this, the num- 
ber of young men and women who have been taking 
graduate work in the last few years has been greatly 
reduced, and the problem of finding adequate faculty 
will not be the least of those facing the University. 
He called attention, also, to the problem of selection 
of curricula for the years following the war, a period 

wliich is being marked by changes coming at tremen- 
dfjus speed. Dr. Spencer, as is always the case when 
he meets Alumni, was enthusiastically received by 
the group. 

Following the dinner, inu.sic was furnished in Lari- 
son H;iil living nxjiii (nv those Alumni who desired 
^'> dance. .„..,■, 

A few Homecoming statistics: Longest trip to 
Homecoming, Robert Carter '37 and wife, from 
Pampa, Texas. Ranking second as to distance is 
James G. Ham, Jr. 'x44, McCook, Nebraska. Oldest 
Alumni were probably William G. Owens, '80, 
Joseph M. Wolfe '89, and Dr. Medus M. Davis '91. 

Mrs. Rivenburg Passes 

"-^ (_ Dean Emeritus R. H. Rivenburg, died on 
November 5 at Moses Taylor General Hospital in 

Mrs. Rivenburg had been a definite personality on 
the campus and in Lewisburg and had held many 
leadership positions in church and community. She 
leaves her husband, two daughters — Dr. Marjorie 
Rivenburg A.M. '24 of the University of Richmond 
and Mrs. Romlyn Balsbaugh '33, and the latter's 
small son. 


First and second vice-presidents of the General 
Alumni Association — Miller Johnson '20 and Clyde 
Bailey '29 — have been assigned clubs respectively 
east and west of a line running from Buffalo to Pitts- 
burgh. The assignment was made at the meeting of 
the Board of Directors on Home-coming Day, with 
the idea that these vice-presidents would assist in 
building up club morale in the areas assigned to 

An attractive and interesting Centennial edition of 
the Bucknell University Student Handbook has been 
issued by the University Christian Association. A 
6" X 9" volume of 140 pages, it features many in- 
teresting historical and current pictures. Dr. Nor- 
man Stewart's Centennial hymn, "Alma Mater. Thee 
We Honor," is included. Articles deal with the his- 
tory of student activities, college and the community. 
It is a miniature yearbook. Some copies are available 
for Alumni and may be purchased for fifts' cents, 
plus ten cents postage. Orders should be sent to The 
Student Handbook, Box 406. Bucknell University, 
Lewisburg, Pa. 


Dr. S. Dale Spotts 

Dale Spotts '18, Noted 

yfT Kelly Point, East Buffalo Township, near 
^/l. Lewisburg, a five-year-old youngster started 
to school about 1900. The family was in moderate 
circumstances and when his father died in 1907 the 
twelve-year-old boy, S. Dale Spotts, had heavy re- 
sponsibilities placed on him. He entered the Lewis- 
burg High School in 1910 and, in addition to carry- 
ing his academic work, was active in band, track, 
baseball, debating and football, being football cap- 
tain for three years. He came to Bucknell in 1914 
and received his degree four years later. A member 
of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and of Com- 
pany A, 12th Regiment Infantry of the National 
Guard, he was a non-commissioned officer in Troop 
M of the First Pennsylvania Cavalry, saw service on 
the Mexican Border in 1915, was in the World War 
Medical Corps, 1917-18 and holds a national rifle 
trophy for pistol and rifle in the national matches 
of 1915. 

Dr. Spotts was graduated from Jefferson Medical 
College in 1922 and was resident physician at the 
Jefferson Medical College Hospital for two years. 
Among the positions that followed this experience 
were: assistant, Out-Patient Surgical Department, 
Jefferson Hospital; demonstrator of surgery, Jeffer- 
son Medical College; assistant surgeon and then 
chief surgeon, Philadelphia General Hospital; assist- 
ant surgeon, St. Joseph's Hospital; visiting surgeon; 
attending surgeon; consulting surgeon, Quakertown 
Community Hospital; and surgeon chief of the Sur- 
gical Department in 1940. He lectures in surgery at 
the nurses' training schools of Philadelphia General 
Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital. His published 
works are mainly on peritonitis, perforated peptic 
ulcers, appendicitis in childhood, the technique of 


hernioplasty and the use of sulfa drugs in surgery. 

A list of all his club and other memberships would 
require too much space, but it may be mentioned that 
he is a life member of the Philadelphia County Med- 
ical Society and of the American College of Surgeons; 
member of the International College of Surgeons, 
American Association for the Study of Goiter and the 
Appendicitis Mortality Commission, State of Penn- 
sylvania. He is a member of the Lutheran Church. 
His hobbies are amateur motion pictures, mainly 
travelogues, and golf. 

Dr. Spotts' first wife was Gertrude Marie Lauer of 
Chicago. After her death he married Mary EUzabeth 
Gallagher of Philadelphia. He has one daughter, 
Patricia Mary. His office is at 306 South 12th Street, 
Philadelphia, and his home is at 6101 Columbia Ave- 
nue, Overbrook, Philadelphia. 

* * 

Herbert Lincoln Spencer, 

ARCHAEOLOGY is one of the many interests 
-^^ of President Herbert L. Spencer. Moreover, 
he has had long experience in archaeological re- 
search. The past summer he and his daughter 
Nancy, now a college freshman, made a trek to 
Utah on a preliminary exploration trip to find and 
chart sites for more extensive investigation later. 

In the course of their researches in several hitherto 
unexplored canyons in eastern Utah, the party of 
which they were members found five stone dwellings 
on the rim of a canyon, which were completely dif- 
ferent from any that archaeologists have hitherto 
discovered. The party also found near the stone 
houses several Indian arrowheads known as Yuma 
points, which geologists declare have been found in 
animals extinct for the past ten or fifteen thousand 

Dr. Spencer states that the group in its explora- 
tion of cliff-dwellings along the sides of the canyons 
found sandals and other wearing apparel, pieces of 
pottery and seeds that have been perfectly preserved 
for thousands of years in the dry climate. The presi- 
dent believes that some of the territory investigated 
and photographed has not been previously seen by 
white men. Samples of the party's findings were sent 
to the Smithsonian Institution, where they will be 
examined for the purpose of determining their age. 

The twentieth annual Bucknell Conference on 
Education was staged by the Department of Educa- 
tion on November l6. President Spencer was a 
speaker. Featured was a Town Meeting of the Air 
with speakers representing Labor, Capital, Govern- 
ment, and Church, Home and School. 

Lef/ to r/gh/: Norman R. Appleton; The Most Reverend 

EDwrN V. Byrne. D.D., Archbishop of Santa Fe; 

Carolyn Ten Eyck Appleton 

Appleton '22 Scores 

0<5HE accompanying picture shows Norman R. 
C9 Appleton and his wife, Carolyn Ten Eyck 
Appleton, standing beside the Reverend Edwin D. 
Burns, D.D., Archbishop of Santa Fe, whose paint- 
ing, the product of their skill, hangs behind him. 
Mrs. Appleton did the brush-work on the figure and 
face, while her husband did the robes, crozier mitre 
and all the intricate embroidery and jewel work. 
Incidentally, the picture was painted in the room in 
which lived and died Bishop Lamy, the hero of 
WiUa Gather's story, "Death Comes for the Arch- 
bishop." Mr. Appleton's painting has been largely 
confined to birds and flowers produced in harmoniz- 
ing colors against dark backgrounds. At the time of 
writing (November 1), the Appletons are holding 
an exhibit of their paintings in Dallas, Texas. 

But painting is not Appleton's only talent. About 
1933, he began giving lessons on the violin and cello, 
played the cello in a string quartette, did considera- 
ble radio work in violin and cello and organized and 
conducted the first civic symphony orchestra in New 

He went to New Mexico in 1925, established the 
Aspen Ranch School for boys of well-to-do par- 
ents, particularly those boys physically handicapped; 
closed the school during the depression and became 
interested in conquering the tent caterpillar that 
devastated 435 square miles of New Mexico's for- 
ests in one season. He attacked the scourge by seek- 
ing parasites which destroy the caterpillar and suc- 

ceeded III raisuig the known number of such parasites 
from five to thirty-two. His 14,000-word report on 
the research, with its numerous photographs and 
drawings, when published will be a significant con- 
tribution to foliage protection. 

Yes, it is quite a job this HuckncUian has done — 
unusual, to say the least. Hut the conditions under 
which he has accomplished all this are indeed ex- 
traordinary. He went to New Mexico in an effort 
to conquer tuberculosis. Since arriving there twenty- 
one years ago, he has fought three bitter battles with 
his arch enemy, the last in 1938 when he spent six 
months in bed. Fortunately, he is in better health 
today than at any previous time since he arrived in 
New Mexico. 

This tale must be cut short. He had art training 
before arriving at Bucknell in 1918, received the 
music degree in 1920 and the A.B. two years later. 
A year of study at the University of Pennsylvania 
preceded a year as a teacher of biology at Mount 
Union College, which he left on account of his 
health. He has two children — a boy 16 and a girl 
14, both talented. 

Bucknell may well be proud of the accomplish- 
ments of this artist, musician and scientist. 

Cover Picture Symbolic 

C^^^HE picture on the front cover of this issue of 
kD the Alumnus is that of Pfc. John J. Watkins 
of Beaver Meadows, Pennsylvania. Watkins, a mem- 
ber of the Bucknell football squad, played backfield 
or guard as the occasion demanded. He is a re- 
turned veteran, wounded in the fighting in Germany. 
The picture was taken between the halves at the 
Homecoming game with Pennsylvania State College 
after a ceremony in which he had received the Purple 
Heart. It was conferred by Brigadier General 
Samuel B. Wolfe (retired) of Lewisburg. The pic- 
ture is published not only to honor the individual but 
to symbolize the hundreds of Bucknellians who have 
served their country with distinction, fort}'-tT\-o of 
them having made the supreme sacrifice. 

Dr. Charles Francis Potter '07, noted clergA'man 
and writer, preached on October 28 at the First 
Humanist Society of New York, Inc., on the subject 
"Life Begins at Sixty," it being his sixtieth birthday. 
The services are held regularly at Steinway Concert 
Hall, 113 W. 57th St., Sunday evenings at 5:30 P. M. 

Al Humphrey and Mai Musser are back on the 
campus after service in the Navy. 


Football Season 

/^LAYING through an ultra-difficult schedule 
3/ with a squad that was crippled by injuries dur- 
ing the last half of the campaign, Bucknell's football 
men won two games and lost five. The Bisons 
opened and closed their season with a flourish, drub- 
bing the University of Scranton, 20-6, as a starter 
and overpowering Lafayette, 26-2, as a finale. 

In between, however, Coach "Woody" Ludwig's 
athletes dropped five straight contests to Villanova, 
19-7; Cornell, 19-8; Pitt, 38-0; Temple, 64-0, and 
Penn State, 46-7, the tilt with the Nittany Lions 
being played before 7,500 Homecoming fans in 

Even while losing the Thundering Herd managed 
to provide a few thrills for its followers. Against 
Cornell's Big Red team the Bisons, trailing by 13-0 
at halftime, rallied furiously after the intermission 
to draw up to 13-8 as the fourth quarter started. 
The Orange and Blue moved to a first down on the 
Cornell four-yard line, with a potentially decisive 
touchdown in prospect, but two costly penalties 
ended the threat. 

Although Penn State had little trouble defeating 
Bucknell, the losers offered one sensation with a 61- 
yard touchdown run by End George Buchanan, who 
took a short pass from Halfback Bill McKay. 

Bucknell's 26-2 triumph over Lafayette in the 
final contest was the widest margin of victory the 
Bisons have ever held over the Leopards in the 62- 
year history of the ancient rivalry. McKay's 80-yard 
touchdown run after intercepting a pass highlighted 
this fray. 

The athletic spotlight has now turned toward 
Davis Gym and the basketball court. The cagers 
will compete this year for the first time in the newly- 
organized Middle Atlantic League, which also in- 
cludes Muhlenberg, Lafayette, Lehigh, Dickinson, 
Gettysburg and F. and M. 

Geddes W. Simpson '29 is co-author of a recent 
bulletin published by the Maine Extension Service. 
The brochure. Bulletin 333, discussed "Weeds and 
the Aphid-LeafroU Problem in Potatoes." It should 
be invaluable to potato growers. 

Simpson, who received the Ph.D. degree from 
Cornell University in 1935, is associate entomologist 
of the Maine Agricultural Experiment Station. Mrs. 
Simpson is Blanche M. Thomas '30. They have four 
children and live at 15 Cedar Street, Orono, Maine. 

Blanchard Gummo 'x25 painted a picture, "Pre- 
monitions of Disintegration," which has been chosen 
for the second annual "Portrait of America" exhi- 
bition in New York City. 


Left to right: Admiral R. R. Waesche, Commandant, 

USCG; Captain A. C. Marts, Chief, Temporary Reserve; 

Rear Admiral L. T. Walker, Assistant Commandant 

Captain Arnaud C Marts 
Wins Navy Ribbon 

/N A ceremony on October 4 at Coast Guard 
Headquarters in Washington, Captain Arnaud 
C. Marts, Bucknell trustee and former president, re- 
ceived the Navy's commendation ribbon for his un- 
usually efficient service during the late war. As a 
Navy reserve captain, he organized the Port Security 
Arm of the Coast Guard and at one time had over 
50,000 temporary reservists under his administration. 

In the citation of Captain Marts, Secretary of the 
Navy James Forrestal said, "He consolidated the ef- 
forts of this heterogeneous group into a superbly 
efficient and trained force capable of cooperating 
with members of the military forces and competent 
to relieve Coast Guardsmen for combat or other duty. 
Giving generously of his time, knowledge and out- 
standing ability, Captain Marts has contributed essen- 
tially to the effectiveness of the LInited States Coast 
Guard Service in the successful prosecution of the 

Admiral Waesche, Captain Marts' superior officer, 
said to him, "Compliments on your work and your 
untiring devotion to duty have come to me from all 
branches of the armed services and from industrial 
concerns throughout the country." 

Captain Marts has resumed inactive status in the 
Coast Guard Reserve and is now devoting himself 
to his business interests in New York City. 

The Lehigh Valley Section of the Society for the 
Promotion of Engineering Education met at Bucknell 
on November 16 under the chairmanship of Dr. 
George Irland '15. Attendance was approximately 
130. President Spencer was the guest of honor at 
the evening banquet. 

John Davis 

John Davis, Nanticoke 
Educator, Retires 

(^OHN DAVIS '02 has lived in Nanticoke since 
Qj he came there from Wales in 1883. As a boy 
he began to work in the mines in 1888 and con- 
tinued this work until he entered Bucknell Academy 
in 1896. After two years in the Academy he entered 
Bucknell University and finished with an unusual 
record. During his college days he carried off most of 
the prizes for which he was eligible to compete, and 
on graduation received the grand prize for general 
excellence during his four-year course in college. He 
received the master's degree in 1905 and in 1935 the 
University conferred on him the honorary degree of 
Doctor of Pedagogy. From the time of his gradua- 
tion in 1902 until his retirement in 1945, he was first 
a teacher and then principal of the Nanticoke High 
School. It has been said, and so far as we know 
never successfully contradicted, that John Davis sent 
more students to Bucknell during his service in the 
Nanticoke High School than has any other person in 
any period of time. It is not known by everyone 
that he had an able collaborator in this campaign for 
building up Bucknell — Claire M. Conway '05, who 
has been for many years an outstanding teacher of 
English and assistant principal in the Nanticoke 
High School. 

There are probably few high school principals 
who develop the fighting loyalty that John Davis 
seems to have engendered in his pupils. The Times- 
Leader of Wilkes-Barre, in an editorial at the time 
of Davis' retirement, had this to say of him: "A man 
of vision, Dr. Davis was not so much concerned 
about the temporary satisfactions of his youthful 
charges as he was about their ability to live and to 
earn a living later in life. His immediate purpose 

was to have the student and the family in a happy 
frame of mind on commencement day. 

"Many a boy is a professional man today because 
Dr. Davis aroused in him an interest in science. 
JVfany an engineer is able to trace his start to the 
course in mathematics he was induced to take by the 
diligent high school principal. 

"Dr. Davis stands as a shining example to his 
pupils and to his community. Gifted with keen 
judgment, possessed of a sense of justice, blessed 
with a rare understanding of human problems and 
endowed with a classical training, he made teaching 
and kindred tasks a noble calling. 

"None sought his counsel in vain. He set the feet 
of hundreds on the road to success. He fired others 
with ambition and helped them realize their objec- 
tives. He opened the doors of wisdom and knowl- 
edge to all who crossed the threshold of Nanticoke 
High School. It is doubtful if any other individual 
in the City of Nanticoke exerted such a profound 

Mrs. Davis is the former Georgina Dykins of 
Nanticoke. One of their three children, John '23, 
is deceased. The others are Elizabeth '21 (Mrs. 
John Barbour) and Clarence '21. 

Edith Schillinger Passes 

rpDITH SCHILLINGER, Bucknell friend and for- 
(?) mer instructor and generous contributor to 
Bucknell's Hundredth Birthday Fund, died February 

23, 1945, at the West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh. 
Many a Bucknellian remembers Miss Schillinger 

as the talented teacher of dramatics at Bucknell, 
where she taught from 1900 to 1919. Untiring in her 
devotion to her job, she was responsible for the or- 
ganization of Frill and Frown and Cap and Dagger, 
which were combined as Cap and Dagger after she 
left Bucknell. 

She came to Bucknell from Edinboro State Normal 
School, where she had taught public speaking and 
drama for five years. She went from Bucknell to 
Geneva College, where she was head of the Depart- 
ment of Public Speaking until her retirement. 

Following her active service, she retired to her 
home at Munhall and spent much time in traveling. 

Although Miss Schillinger did not have a Bucknell 
degree, she had the affection of a generation of Buck- 
nell students. 


Harriett Mason Stevens '58, Bucknell's oldest 
graduate, was 104 years old on Saturday, November 

24. Mrs. Stevens lives with her daughter at Hamp- 
den, Virginia. Last word from her indicates that 
she still takes a walk every day and reads a chapter 
in her Bible printed in Burmese. 


Perez Writes of War 

yi LETTER from Gilbert Perez '07 to the editor, 
^^/JL dated July 21, 1945, says, "Believe it or not, 
but the first piece of printed mail matter that I have 
received since December, 1941, is the Bucknell 
Alumnus. It arrived here today, almost five months 
after the taking of Manila. I am delighted to get it. 

"I was in the Santo Tomas Concentration Camp 
from January 6, 1941, to February 3, 1945, enjoy- 
ing (.^) the hospitality (?.''.'') of His Imperial Japa- 
nese Army. I entered the camp weighing 255 
pounds, and when the boys broke through the gates 
on February 3 I barely weighed 135." 

He tells of the loss of his furniture, all his be- 
longings and many of his dear friends and associates 
in the ruins of Manila. He says that very little reha- 
bilitation work has started in Manila. "There are 
no lights, no street cars and only a few crowded 
Army trucks assigned to civilian transportation. 
Everything is sky high; eggs at one dollar apiece, 
fried or boiled; bread at two dollars a loaf, although 
the military get theirs at thirty cents each. I pay 
one hundred a month for a bare room with nothing 
but my internment cot and bench as furnishings. 
The Army has most of the remaining houses and 

His son. Bob, Bucknell '40, is still in Europe in 
the Air Force. The latter took part in the landings 
in Sicily, Italy and Normandy, and at the time Perez 
was writing, before the surrender of Japan, he was 
hoping that the boy would have an opportunity to 
land in Japan. 

Perez is back at his old machine-gunned and 
shrapnel-scratched desk as chief of the Vocational 
Division of the Department of Instruction in Manila. 
He says conditions are as difficult as they were years 
ago when this work was started. He has had a 
distinguished career in education in the Philippine 
Islands, has written widely and appeared on the pro- 
gram of the World Education Conference in Tokyo 
in 1937. Bucknell gave him an honorary degree, 
Doctor of Pedagogy, in 1933. 

The youngest person to apply this year for admis- 
sion to Bucknell is Richard Crane Snyder, Jr., who 
indicates that he will enter in 1963 to take a course 
in atomic energy and voice control. He is the infant 
son of Richard C. Snyder '40. Of course, his grand- 
father, E. A. Snyder '11, chief engineer. Process Prod- 
ucts of the Socony Vacuum Company of New York 
City, wrote the application for the young man. 


Thelma Showalter 

Alumnae President 
Honored By National 
Young Republicans 

C>=>HELMA J. SHOWALTER '29 was recently 
\S) honored by being elected co-chairman of the 
National Young Republican Federation. She was 
the only woman elected to an office in the recent 

Starting out as a high school teacher of mathe- 
matics in 1929, Miss Showalter taught until 1939, 
with the exception of 1934-35, during which time 
she was taking graduate work at Pennsylvania State 
College. In 1939 she became administrative assistant 
in the Department of Internal Affairs of the Com- 
monwealth of Pennsylvania. 

Miss Showalter has been interested in politics for 
a long time. She organized the Young Republicans 
of Union County in 1936 and has served as their 
chairman since that time. A member of the state 
Young Republican Executive Committee 1936-38, 
and state vice-chairman 1938-40, she was elected na- 
tional committee-woman of the Young G.O.P. to the 
National Federation in 1940 and is still serving in 
that capacity. She was executive director of the 
Young Republican Campaign for Dewey for the 
State of Pennsylvania and represented her group in 
the national conventions of her party in 1936, 1940 
and 1944. The effectiveness of her work in these 
various capacities convinced the Young Republicans 
of America that she deserves the highest office in 
their organization. 

Miss Showalter belongs to the American Associa- 
tion of University Women, Business and Professional 
Women's Club, is a member of the state-wide com- 
mittee of the B.P.W.C. and Pennsylvania Council of 

Republican Women. She is a member of Phi Mu 
Epsilon, national honorary mathematics fraternity, a 
member of Pi Beta Phi, the American Statistical So- 
ciety and the Governmental Research Association. 
She was a member of the Pennsylvania Women's 
Committee of the New York World's Fair in 1939 
and TQ'^O. In community work she was president of 
the Lewisburg Junior Civic League for two terms, 
has been active in Red Cross activities throughout the 
war period and has organized and worked with teen- 
age girls of both white and colored races. 

Her home is at 43 South Second Street, Lewisburg. 

)|e :)e :f( :{( He 

Millward V6 Added to 
Education Faculty 

/^ARL L. MILLWARD, former president of the 
y_J General Alumni Association, has joined the 
Bucknell faculty as a lecturer in education. He is 
merely continuing his teaching at the University, 
since he has been the popular specialist in school ad- 
ministration in the Bucknell Summer School for the 
past twenty years, while he was superintendent of 
the Milton Public Schools. He retired from that 
position on September 1 and is now carrying a full 
program of teaching. 

Millward, a 33rd degree Mason, was for two years 
a member of the Youth Committee of Rotary Inter- 
national, a committee which attempted to draw up 
a program for the youth of the world. He is now 
a director of Rotary International. For four years 
he has been president of the Susquehanna Area 
Council, Boy Scouts of America. Bucknell conferred 
on him in 1931 the honorary degree of Doctor of 
Pedagogy. ***** 

(^T^R. HEBER YOUNGKEN '09 dropped into 
JLy the Alumni Office on the last day of October. 
His old college room, now the Alumni Office, has 
been somewhat altered since 1909. He had brought 
his son, Eugene W., to college for his junior year. 
Mrs. Youngken was with them. Like Charles Fran- 
cis Potter, he was celebrating his sixtieth birthday. 
But time rests lightly on him. He is as busy as ever 
in his job as head of the Department of Materia 
Medica at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 
Boston. Right now he is engaged in research on two 
problems: the American species of arnica and Chi- 
nese and Indian rhubarb (rheum). His specialty is 
pharmacognosy (study of drugs of plant and animal 
origin) and he has just been reappointed botanical 
editor of the United States Dispensatory. He has 
published two textbooks in his field: "Pharmaceuti- 
cal Botany" and "A Textbook of Pharmacognosy," 
now in their fifth and sixth editions respectively. He 

has published a laboratory manual fjf botany, also. 
Ilis iKJine address is 12 Wotxlland St., Arlington, 


Alumni Trustee 
Committee Headed By 
Simpson '95 

C>^HE committee on the selection of candidates 
KD for Alumni Trustee consists of Frank M. 
Simpson, chairman; William J. Irvin '22, Max W. 
Dcmler '33, Joseph D. Dent '20, and Raymond 
Sprenkel '17. Dr. Simpson requests that Alumni 
clubs and individuals send him immediately sugges- 
tions of persons they believe would be suitable 
candidates for this important office. Below is a quo- 
tation from the By-laws of the General Alumni As- 
sociation, covering the procedure for election of 
Alumni Trustee: 


Alumni Trusthe 
Section 1. Whereas it is the prerogative of the 
Association to nominate annually one of its members 
to the Board of Trustees of the University, it shall 
be the duty of the Regular Assembly to appoint a 
Committee of five members of the Association to 
make nominations for the vacancy to be filled in the 
following June. 

Section 2. It shall be the duty of this Committee 
to solicit nominations from the several Alumni Clubs 
and otherwise to canvass the members of the Asso- 
ciation for the purpose of ascertaining the best suit- 
ed and best qualified person available to become an 
Alumni Trustee, and from the persons so considered 
the Committee shall select two persons whom it con- 
siders best suited and qualified for the position and 
report the same to the President of the Association 
not later than the following January first. The said 
report shall be submitted immediately bv mail to each 
of the Directors. The President shall call a meeting 
of the Board during the month of January' for the 
purpose of reconsidering the report and the work of 
the Committee and if the report is again rejected, the 
Directors shall after recording their reasons for re- 
jecting the Committee's report proceed to nominate 
two candidates for the office of Alumni Trustee. The 
two candidates so selected shall be submitted to the 
members of the Association in the issue of The 
Bucknell Alumnus prior to the ensuing Com- 
mencement for the vote of the members, and the 
candidate who receives the highest number of votes 
cast shall be considered to be nominated as the can- 
didate of the Alumni for a Trustee of the Univer- 


Ruth Miller Steese 

Mrs, Steese Honored By 
American Legion 

/N August, 1945, the American Legion Auxiliary 
of Pennsylvania elected as its president Ruth Mil- 
ler Steese of Miiiflinburg, a Bucknellian and for- 
mer instructor at Bucknell. She has the distinction 
of having been elected by the largest number of votes 
ever given to any candidate for that office. 

Mrs. Steese was graduated from NewviUe High 
School in 1916 with first honors and from Irving 
College summa cum laude with the degree of Bach- 
elor of Arts in 1921. She was graduated from Buck- 
nell University in 1926 with the degree of Bachelor 
of Science in Education and in 1927 received the 
Master of Arts degree from Bucknell. In 1927-28 
she was an instructor on the Bucknell faculty. In 
1933, Susquehanna University conferred on her the 
degree of Doctor of Pedagogy, she being the only 
woman to receive an honorary doctorate from that 

Her work with the American Legion Auxiliary 
began in 1923, since which time she has served con- 
tinuously as member and officer. She is active in 
federated women's club work and is past president 
of the Mifflinburg Athenaeum Club. For several 
years she served as captain in Union County of the 
Women's Field Army for Cancer Control. She has 
made many radio addresses, several of which have 
been published in the Congyessioual Record, in both 
the United States Senate and the House of Repre- 

Mrs. Steese is married to Charles Marlin Steese. 
They are the parents of three children and make 
their home in Mifflinburg. 


Pitt-Bucknell Smoker 
A Great Success 

0NCE a year the University Club of Pittsburgh 
stages a football smoker at which the honor 
guests are alumni of the University of Pittsburgh 
and of an institution whose team will meet Pitt in 
football the following day. This year the invitation 
was extended to Bucknell Alumni. 

It is estimated that about 200 Bucknellians and 
somewhat over 200 Pitt alumni were present. How- 
ever, the matter was evened up somewhat by the num- 
ber of Bucknell program participants. The chairman 
was George H. Jones, Bucknell '23, associate of 
John T. Shirley 'x09, general agent of the New Eng- 
land Mutual Life Insurance Company. Roy G. Bost- 
wick '05, president of the Bucknell Board of Trus- 
tees, was a speaker, as were President Herbert L. 
Spencer and "Woody" Ludwig, Bucknell's head foot- 
ball coach. The University of Pittsburgh was repre- 
sented by its chancellor. Dr. Rufus Fitzgerald, Head 
Coach Clark Shaunessy and the master of ceremonies. 
Bob Printz, radio sports announcer and sports writer 
on the Pittsburgh Press. 

The program consisted of talks by Dr. Bostwick, 
Dr. Spencer, Dr. Fitzgerald, Dr. J. Vickory Van 
Royd, London Daily Mail war correspondent in 
World War I and outstanding cricket player, Clark 
Shaunessy and "Woody" Ludwig. 

Dr. Van Royd was introduced by Attorney T. A. 
Buckley, an alumnus of the University of Pittsburgh. 
He gave a rather long speech, tainted with English 
humor ( .') and at times a bit critical of American 
matters. He was heckled by one Charlemagne 
("Bullets") Wolfe, Bucknell '10, who received a 
rather sharp rejoinder from the great athlete. At the 
end of the talk it was announced that Dr. Van Royd 
was Russell Pratte, Pittsburgh advertising man and 
entertainer. Coach Ludwig in his address suggested 
that it might be proper for Bucknell to be allowed 
twelve men on the field. Mr. Shaunessy objected, 
and with what success all Bucknellians know. Rita 
Mclntyre, waitress, sang. 

The program was followed by a social hour with 
refreshments and everyone pronounced it a great 

QrrARRY S. BOURNE of Lewisburg has pre- 
v_/X sented the Bucknell Library with a large col- 
lection of professional books in education. Mr. 
Bourne, who has lived in Lewisburg many years, is 
principal of the schools of East Buffalo Township 
and president of the Borough Council of Lewisburg. 
He holds a Ph.B. degree from Bucknell in 1911 and 
the M.A. degree from Columbia University in 1923. 

Frank L. Jonus 

Jones Heads Bausch and 
Lomb Research 

yYNOTHER recent Bucknellian who is stepping 
,_yl. out in front in his profession is Frank L. 
Jones, '25, who in 1941 became chief of the Bausch 
and Lomb Chemical Research Laboratory at Roches- 

He received the Bachelor of Science in Chemical 
Engineering at Bucknell in 1925, the Master of Arts 
at Columbia University in 1927, and the Doctor of 
Philosophy in Chemical Engineering at the same in- 
stitution in 1930. After graduation from Bucknell, 
he worked for a few months for the DuPont Com- 
pany and resigned to begin his graduate work at 
Columbia, during which time he taught in the Col- 
lege of the City of New York. After receiving his 
Ph.D., he became a research chemist at the Mellon 
Institute of Industrial Research. In 1932 he moved 
to Rochester, in charge of the Mellon Institute re- 
search project for the Bausch and Lomb Optical 
Company. In 1936 he returned to Pittsburgh to con- 
tinue work for the same company in the laboratories 
of the Mellon Institute, and in 1941 returned to 
Rochester to his present position. His research has 
been centered mainly on optical glass and chemical 
methods of reducing the reflection of light from glass 
surfaces. He supervises research on glass, metals 
and plastics for use in microscopes, spectacles, pro- 
jection lenses and other optical instruments. Jones 
is a member of Delta Sigma. 

In 1928 he was married to Althea Goeltz, who 
was then a senior at Barnard College and they have 
three children — Charlotte, 16; Donald, 12; and 
Colin, 4. Charlotte will enter Bucknell in the fall 
of 1946. They live at 191 Edgewood Avenue, Roch- 
ester 10, New York. 

Purdy Makes Interesting 

Cyr\\\.\AKU C. PURDY '99 published in the 
\SU August J 7, 1945, issue of Science an article 
on one-parent progeny of tubificid worms. He says, 
"In a five-years' study of the activities of tubificid 
worms (Tuhijex and LhnnodrHus ) it is indicated that 
these hermaphroditic forms are apparently able to 
effect self-fertilization and to produce young. Sup- 
porting this statement are the results from nine one- 
worm cultures. ... Six of the above one-worm cul- 
tures, now about seven months old, have to date 
(late March, 1945) produced 208 young. Another 
worm, isolated as above and now more than two 
years old, produced 19 young during its first year 
and 148 during its second year. My first observation 
of the above phenomenon occurred on August 11, 

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 

Brigadier General Harold N. Gilbert 'xl9, who is 
in charge of the campaign to build up a Regular 
Army of volunteers, has been awarded an oak leaf 
cluster to his Distinguished Service Medal for "ex- 
ceptionally meritorious service" in his last job — that 
of distributing some $11,000,000,000 to the depend- 
ents of Army personnel. The oak leaf cluster is 
equivalent to the award of another DSM. General 
Gilbert, now director of the Military Personnel Pro- 
curement Service, received the oak leaf cluster for 
his work as director of the Office of Dependency 

Dr. and Mrs. William G. Owens were tendered a 
reception on the occasion of their 60th wedding anni- 
versary on August 25. Numerous faculty members 
were there, as well as many of their friends from 
town. Hunt Hall living room, where the reception 
was held, was beautifully decorated with flowers sent 
by friends. 

The Owenses celebrated their 50th anniversar}' as 
they were sailing into Shanghai. China. Dr. Owens' 
sister had a number of their friends write to them 
and arranged for the purser to hold the letters until 
August 25 for delivery on shipboard. Then the ship 
gave a party complete with candles and cakes. 

The November Bucknell Journal of Education, de- 
voted to Elementarv Education, is edited by Dr. Wal- 
ter H. Sauvain, department specialist in elementary 
education. Bucknell educators may receive the Jour- 
nal free by writing to the Department of Education. 


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Arthur E. Harris 


O^HE photo above is that of Arthur E. Harris, 
V^ former football star and for many years high 
school principal in Rochester, New York. By mis- 
take the caption in the September Alumnus was 
Albert E. Buffington. 

(~lr RIENDS of the Reverend and Mrs. Paul M. 
Jj Humphreys (Catherine A. Marshall), both of 
the Class of 1928, will be interested to know that the 
First Baptist Church of Hightstown, New Jersey, of 
which Mr. Humphreys is pastor, observed the two 
hundredth anniversary of its founding on November 
3 and 4, 1945. Dr. Romeyn H. Rivenburg '97, for- 
mer vice-president and dean of Bucknell, who for 
many years was an active member of the Hightstown 
church, was the guest speaker at the anniversary din- 
ner on November 3. Dr. Daniel A. Poling, pastor 
of the Grace Baptist Temple of Philadelphia and a 
trustee of Bucknell University, was the speaker at 
the Community Night Service on November 4. 

Mr. and Mrs. James A. Miller (Mary McCrina '40) 
are parents of a daughter, Martha Dwan, born March 
15, 1945. 

Arthur Benjamin Williams, III, was born June 13, 
1945, to Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Williams (Marguerite 
Styer '40) of Norristown. 

A daughter, Barbara Lynn, was born to Mr. and 
Mrs. Vincent N. Hurd (Louise Brosius '41) on April 
9, 1945. 

A son, Hugh Robert, was born July 24, 1945, to 
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh W. Cranberry (Margaret Lina- 
berry '42) of Schenectady, N. Y. 

Lt. and Mrs. Ralph B. Dinsmore (Ruth Egee 'x42) 
are the parents of a daughter, Catherine Ruth, born 
August 8, 1945. 

Mr. and Mrs. W. Thomas Decker (Betty Lauer 
'x43) are the parents of a son, David Trent, born 
July 25, 1945. 


-^^C daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ira G. Sanders of 
Selinsgrove, was married on September 25, 1945, to 
Army Chaplain Harry A. Price of Pittsburgh. The 
wedding took place in the chapel of the 118th Gen- 
eral Hospital, Leyte, Philippines. Mrs. Price received 
her degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Nurs- 
ing following graduation from Bucknell and has 
served 42 months overseas as the chief nurse of the 
118th General Hospital, one of two units activated 
at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in April, 1942. At 
the time of her marriage, she held the rank of Lieu- 
tenant Colonel, given in August, 1945. 

One Hundredth Birthday 

(~\ /"AMES of those who have given One Hun- 
._y V dred Dollars or more since the publication 
of the September Alumnus as of November 15, 

Sylvia Derr '32 

Margaret Gilmour 'x3S 

(for Agnes M. Gilmour '19, deceased) 

Hannah Goodman '03 

Elaine F. Schatz '42 

Union County Club 

'Jake'' Northrop Dies 

/jS THE Alumnus goes to press, word comes 
"^ that George Howard Northrop '10 died sud- 
denly November 16 of a heart attack. He was 57 
years old. "Jake," as he was always known at Buck- 
nell, was probably next to Christy Mathewson among 
Bucknell pitchers who went into professional base- 
ball. After leaving college, he pitched for Reading 
in the Tri-State League, where his record got him a 
call from the Chicago Cubs. Later he had a tryout 
with the Boston Braves. His main pitching experi- 
ence was with Columbus, Indianapolis and Mil- 
waukee of the American Association. Surviving are 
his wife, the former Kathryn Snyder, Institute '09, 
two sons and a ^randson. 

An Invitation from Pittsburgh 

Following the usual custsm, the Bucknell Alumni Club 
of Western Pennsylvania will hold its sixth annual 
holiday party at the Duquesne Club, Pittsburgh, Penn- 
sylvania, Thursday, December 20th, at 12 o'clock. 

President Herbert Lincoln Spencer will be Guest of 

All Bucknell men, whether Alumni or undergraduates, 
are invited to participate. 

John R. Criswell, Chairman, 73 Sheridan Avenue, 
Pittsburgh 2, Pennsylvania, or any officer will gladly 
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Emma E. Dillon 
President, General Alumni Association 

Birthday Toast to 

/N THE September number of the BuCKNELL 
Alumnus, Miss Emma Dillon, president of the 
General Alumni Association, requested all Buck- 
nellians, wherever they may be at 10: 00 P. M. East- 
ern Standard Time on February 5, 1946, to pause 
and give the foUovv'ing toast to Bucknell: 

"While memories fond go trooping by," we wish 
you many happy returns on your One Hundredth 
■ Birthday! 

May you continue to be dedicated to the glory of 
God and the education of youth for service to man- 

Your loving sons and daughters pledge their loyal 
devotion to your high ideals in grateful apprecia- 
tion of your steadfast purposes. 

May you have many, many more hundredth birth- 


The Bucknell songs published in this issue are 
being provided to all Alumni clubs in booklet form. 
In addition, this booklet contains a number of the 
most popular Bucknell yells. Alumni are assured of 
songs with music for their club meetings. It is sug- 
gested that secretaries of local clubs write to the 
Alumni Office, indicating the number of song leaflets 

How They Did It 

Here' s how the South jersey Club induced 1 20 
Bucknellians and friends to spend one of their 
most interesting evenings and get a real lift. 
While this was written by a Bucknellian who 
is one of America' s top advertising copywriters, 
this fad should not discourage others from 
submitting their ideas. The purpose is to have 
Alumni Club leaders help one another in this 
big Bucknell year. — Editor. 

. . . and we don't mean the president of the Ladies' 
Aid or the local fire company. We mean the 
brand-new, grand-new President of Bucknell Univer- 
sity — Dr. Herbert L. Spencer — and his gracious wife. 

They're going to be guests of honor at the biggest 
banquet ever arranged by the BUACSNJ (Bucknell 
University Alumni Club of Southern New Jersey, if 
you must know) at Woodbury Country Club, on Fri- 
day evening, November 9. (And don't try to tell us 
you have a previous engagement. We sent out the 
first notice of this party way back in June. Five 
months ought to be fair warning for anybody!) 

If you need any more inducement than meeting, 
greeting and eating with a real, live President, the 
next best news is steak! Steak and mushrooms with 
all pre-war accessories, the steward says. (Stop 
drooling!) Beyond the dinner and Dr. Spencer's 
talk, there'll be music by a good colored quartette, 
Bucknell movies screened by Acting Alumni Secre- 
tary Dr. Frank Davis, and elections. 

The kick-off will be at 7 P. M. promptly, the tax 
$2.25 per plate. We're counting on the largest 
crowd in club history. Our previous peak was 140 
for President Rainey, l4 years ago. There are more 
alumni in this area now and because of the impor- 
tance of the evening we're also inviting the parents 
of present students, plus club officers from Phila- 
delphia and Trenton. 

Just follow this simple recipe for a rousing, memo- 
rable evening with your old friends: 

1. Sign the enclosed card and rush it back to 

2. Tuck this letter in the hall mirror as a reminder. 

3. Fill the old bus with Bucknellians and buzz over 
to Woodbury Country Club on 


Philadelphia Bison Club 

O^^HE second annual Philadelphia Bison Ckib 
kD meeting will be held at the University Club, 
l6th and Locust Streets, on Friday, December 14, 
1945. Dinner is scheduled for 6: 30 P. M. at $2.50 
per plate. 

The committee, under the co-chairmanship of Dr. 
Dale Spotts '18 and Bill Irvin '22, is planning a di- 
versified evening including short responses from sev- 
eral Bucknellians, an opportunity to meet personally 
our new president, Dr. Herbert L. Spencer, and a re- 
port on current Bison Club activities. 

Those who attended last year will recall the en- 
joyable evening everybody experienced, meeting 
again many old Bucknell friends they had not seen 
in years. 

Tom Speck '37, manager of the Trans-Lux Thea- 

ters of Philadelphia, has arranged to present 'Toot- 
ball Highlights of 1945 " as one of the novelty fea- 
tures of the program. 

All Bucknellians are cordially invited, whether or 
not they are members of the Bison Club, for an eve- 
ning of real pleasure. Please make reservations with 
Dr. S. Dale Spotts, 306 So. 12th Street, Philadelphia, 
or William J. Irvm, 1201 Broad Street Bank Build- 
ing, Trenton, New Jersey. 


Many Bucknellians are returning from the war 
and looking for jobs. It would be fine if local clubs 
were to organize for job service to area veterans. 
Many a returning G. L will not want the job he held 
before the war and plenty of others will have none 
to which to return. How about a Veterans' Job 
Committee in your local club? 

Glub Keaidei . . . 

In the columns below an attempt is 
made to show the present status of 
Bucknell's local Alumni clubs. Wher- 
ever available, the clubs' officers are 
named and photos of presidents are 
published. Other club presidents, both 
present ones and those who are elected 
in the future, should send their pho- 
tos for publication in the March 
Alumnus. It is essential, also, that 
the office have names of all other club 

The Alumni Office will, wherever 
possible, send to every Alumnus in a 
given area a mimeographed list of 
names and addresses of all Bucknel- 
lians living there. It is hoped that by 
this means Alumni will discover old 
friends and cultivate new ones. 

Why can't we Bucknellians develop 
some new techniques of building up 
interest and having a wonderful time 
with classmates and friends? We 
claim intelligence and creative ability 
above the average among college- 
trained people. Let's use it in doing 
some unique, interesting and worth- 
while things. Tell the Alumni Office 
what you are doing and how you are 
doing it. Through the Alumnus this 
story will be carried to every Bucknel- 

Finally, won't you continue to help 
us keep the mailing list up to date. 
That is a difficult task in this post- 
war period. 

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Allentown Club 

P;£-j-,— Ross A. Mask 'x24, 425 N. 
23rd St., Allentown, Pa. Manager of 
the Allentown Claim Office, Maryland 
Casualty Co. of Baltimore. 

Plans are under way for the year's 

Altoona Club 

Pies. — M. Florence Rollins '16, 
1922 8th Ave., Altoona, Pa. Teacher 
in Altoona High School. 

Look for a big meeting soon. 

Atlantic City Club 

Pw,— Robert K. Bell '20, 55 E. 
Surf Road, Ocean City, N. J. Attor- 
ney and counselor at law; county coun- 
sel, Cape May County, N. J., since 
1930 ; exec, vice-pres., Kimble Glass 

Co., Vineland, N. J. ; New Jersey 
member. National Conference Uniform 
Law Commissioners ; active in Ameri- 
can and New Jersey State Bar Associa- 

The club will hold a Bucknell ban- 
quet at 1:00 P. M., December 2, at the 
time of the New Jersey State Education 
meeting in the city. Dr. and Mrs. 
Spencer will be guests of the club. 
The celebration will be held in Hotel 
Flanders, owned and operated by Ar- 
thur Yon '17. 

Baltimore Club 

Pies.—]. Fred Moore '22, 4602 
Maine Ave., Baltimore, Md. Teacher, 
Forest Park High School, Baltimore, 

Vice-Pres. — Harry Angel '19. 

Robert K. Bell 

Ross A. Mask 

Sec. — George Phi Hips '32. 

Treas. — Eleanor liiichliolz '31. 

A report from Pre.sitlent Moore 
promise.s thai the tliib will soon re- 
sume it.s customary activities. 


Will sodii he organized. Persons 
interesletl should get in touch with J. 
Clair Patterson '35, principal of the 
Bloomsburg High School. Eighty per- 
sons in Bloomsburg and immediate vi- 
cinity are ready for Alumni activity. 

Bradford Club 

Has not reported any officers. The 
Alumni Olf'ice is anxious to hear from 
interested Buckncllians in that area. 

Buffalo Club 

P/Y^r.— Ralph M. Stine '25, 


Highland Ave., Kenmore, N. Y. 

A meeting planned for October 5 
■wiith President Spencer as guest of 
honor had to be postponed. Dr. 
Spencer hopes to meet the group at a 
later date. 

Capitol District, N. Y., Club 

Pies. — Rupert M. Swetland '23, 
1512 Grenoside Ave., Schenectady 8, 
N. Y. Illuminating engineer. General 
Electric Co. 

Vice-Pres. — Donald R. Smith '23. 

Sec.-Treas. — I. R. Schumaker '37. 

Directors — Mabelle A. Eede '17, 
Professor C. J. Terrill '10, Reverend 
Nelson K. Crossman '11. 

Plans call for a winter meeting of 
the Capitol Club soon after the first of 
the year. Scattered membership has 
hindered meetings during gas ration- 
ing, but it is hoped that gatherings can 
be more frequent under normal condi- 

Chambersburg and Vicinity 

Has a fine group of Bucknellians 
■who are considering organizing a club. 

Interested persons are requested to 
communicate with the Alumni OfTice. 

Chicago Club 

Prej.~Dr. A. R. E. Wyant '92, 
2023 W. 101st St., Beverly Hills, Chi- 
cago 4?>, III. Retired physician and 
surgeon; former football star and later 
minister before becoming a physician. 
President of the Bucknell Emeritus 
C,lub, an organization for membership 
in which every Bucknellian is eligible 
who has been out of college fifty years. 

Vice-Pres. — Dr. Adolph Langsncr 

Sec.-Treas. — Mrs. Jonathan Wolfe 

The Chicago Club is angling to get 
President Spencer out there for a big 

Dr. a. R. E. 'Wyant 


A club can well be organized in 
Cincinnati, and it is hoped that the 
organization will take place before the 
Hundredth Birthday. 

Cleveland Club 

Pres. — Gordon P. Bechtel '22, 906 

Keystone Drive, Cleveland Heights, O. 
Transmission engineer, Ohio Bell Tel- 
ephone Co. 

Sec.-Treas. — Mrs. Wayne A. Evans 

Program pending. 

Connecticut f,lub 

Pres.- I'rank S. Townscnd '21, 2803 
Albany Ave., West Hartford, Cxtnn. 
Agency supervisor, Allen, Russell & 
Allen, Hartford. 

This club is expected to be active. 

Danville Club 

Pres.—l-rcd W. Diehl '25, 513 
Bloom St., Danville, Pa. Superintend- 
ent of Montour County Schools. 

Vice-Pres. — Dr. R. E. Nicodemus 




R. M. Swetland 

Gordon Bechtel 

Fred W. Diehl 

Sec. — Gertrude Gardner '25. 
Treas. — Mrs. Albert Dazley 'x21. 
The year's program is being planned. 

Delaware Club 

Pres. — Thomas H. Wingate '31, 
2009 Bancroft Parkw^ay, Wilmington, 
Del. Lawyer before entering the 

We look for action here. 

DuBois Club 

Inactive. A large number of Buck- 
nellians in that area need to be organ- 
ized. Communications from interested 
members will be much appreciated. 

Elmira Club 

President Kenneth J. Beckerman '31 

resigned when he becam.e treasurer of 
the Hornell Wholesale Grocery Co. at 
Hornell, N. Y. He retains his mem- 
bership and interest in the Elmira 

Until new officers have been elected, 
Anthony A. Schwenkler '20 of 979 
Grove St., Elmira. head of the Chem- 
istry Department in Elmira Free Acad- 
emy, will act as temporary chairman. 


Interested Alumni should give him 
their suggestions for club activities. 

Erie Club 

Names of last club officers are not 
at hand. Suggestions for club activi- 
ties should be given to Lyman C. 
Shreve '11, 607 Ariel Building, Erie, 
Pa., who will act as temporary chair- 
man until an election can be held, 

Harrisburg Club 

P res. —Robert J. Saylor '10, 2712 
Reel St., Harrisburg, Pa. Teacher of 
chemistry, William Penn High School, 

^ >-V^ V ■ 

R. J. Saylor 

Vice-Pres. — Isabel M. James '34. 

Sec. — Mrs. Clarence Brown '39. 

Treas. — Lester Switzer '16. 

The following new officers were 
elected and will be installed in Decem- 

President — Isabel James '34. 

Vice-President — Hugh Roser '10. 

Secretary — Tatiana Reid '41. 

Treasurer — Lester Switzer '16. 

President Spencer was the guest of 
honor at the regular monthly meeting 
of the Harrisburg Bucknell Club at the 
Y. M. C. A., on Thursday evening, 
November 1. Sixty persons sat down 
to dinner. The new Bucknell song 
sheets were used in some good singing 
led by NeLle Aumiller '21, accompan- 
ied by Mrs. Harvey Smith. 

Dr. Spencer was introduced by Pres- 
ident Bob Saylor '10 and had a fine 
reception as he told of the all-time 
high enrollment at Bucknell this se- 
mester and some of the problems Alma 
Mater is facing. He reported that of 
the twenty-three veterans in Bucknell 
the past semester, only one subject was 
failed by one lone student. Following 
the address Frank Davis, Alumni sec- 
retary, showed colored views of Buck- 


Hazleton Club 

Dr. Fayette C. Eshelman '13, presi- 
dent, deceased. Hazleton needs reor- 
ganizing. Communications from in- 
terested Alumni are solicited. 

Johnstown Club 

Pres. — Marlyn B. Stephens '30, 41 
Osborne St., Johnstown, Pa. Attorney 
and counselor at law. 

Sec. — Mary Elizabeth Furry '28. 

Treas. — Dr. Agnes Garrity '32. 

The club has been inactive during 
the war but is planning post-war ac- 

Lancaster Club . 

Russell N. K. Appleby '37 was pres- 
ident until he entered the Armed Serv- 
ices. Since then the club has been in- 
active. It is expected that, now the 
war is over, it will be "rolling" again. 

Lewistown Club 

Charles J. Stambaugh '30, the last 
president, has been in the Navy and so 
far as we know has not been dis- 
charged. It is hoped that the Lewis- 
town Club will become active in 1946. 

Lock Haven 

Does not have an organized Buck- 
nell club. However, it is ready for 
organization and persons interested 
should report to George F. B. Leh- 
man '25 at the Lock Haven State 
Teachers College. A meeting will be 
held shortly. 

Los Angeles 

No club has yet been organized in 
Los Angeles and vicinity. However, 
there is a large and enthusiastic com- 
pany of Alumni in that area and we 
are assured that a club will be going 
shortly. Bucknellians who want in- 
formation on the matter should write 
to one of the following persons: 

Dr. Charles E. Goodall '02, 2343 
Pinecrest Road, Altadena, Calif. 

Mrs. John F. Beall '34, 1725 Mon- 
terey Road, So. Pasadena, Calif. 

George W. VanDyke, Esq. '20, 
1012 Heartwell Building, 32 Pine St., 
Long Beach, Calif. 

Dr. Doncaster G. Humm '09, 900 
S. Windsor Boulevard, Los Angeles 6, 

Allan G. Ritter, Esq. '09, Suite 915, 
Black Building, Los Angeles, Calif. 

Lycoming County Club 

P^i?/.— Spencer W. Hill '30, 1105 
Woodmont Ave., Williamsport, Pa. 
Attorney at law ; deputy attorney gen- 
eral of Pennsylvania; former judge of 
Lycoming County Courts. 

Vice-Pres. — Walter C. Geiger '34. 

Sec. -Treas. — Jane Furey '36. 

Board of Directors — Dr. Merl G. 
Colvin '24; William E. Nichols '21; 
Mrs. Henry Fessler '30; Grace Fith- 

ian '32; Mrs. G. V. Thomas '25; 
Thomas Wood, Jr. '37; Harold L. 
Schaefer '24; Mrs. William Eberenz 
'30; Paul Fink '29. 

After a three- or four-year period of 
quiescence, the Lycoming County Buck- 
nell Club held a dinner and reception 
for President and Mrs. Spencer on 
Thursday, October 11, in the First 
Baptist Church in Williamsport. 
Eighty-seven persons were present, a 
remarkable showing considering the 
fact that a big Masonic meeting the 
same evening with a free dinner at- 
tracted some 2,000 men. 

Dr. Merl G. Colvin '24, the retir- 
ing club head, presided and gave full 
credit to his helpers for the success of 
the party. 

The Brahms Trio furnished music 
during the meal. Dr. M. Joseph Two- 
mey, interim pastor of the church, 
welcomed the group graciously and 
eloquently paid high tribute to Dr. 
Spencer. His address was followed by 
a report of the reorganization of the 
club and election of officers for the 
coming year. 

Frank Davis '11, Alumni secretary, 
then congratulated the club on its ac- 
complishment and invited the group 
to Homecoming. Dr. Colvin intro- 
duced Dr. Spencer, who captivated the 
group with his straight-forward pres- 
entation of his philosophy and hopes 
and plans for Bucknell. He told of 
the Hundredth Birthday celebration, 
which will begin February 5, 1946, 
and after a period packed with intel- 
lectual and social treats will close next 
fall with what he hopes will be the 
biggest Homecoming in the history of 
the University. 

The reorganization of the Lycoming 
County Club provides for a Board of 
Directors consisting of twelve persons 
to represent the various centers of 
population in the county. 

Spencer W. Hill 

Metropolitan Alumni Association 

Pre.f. Jay F. Bond 'x()3, I 20 HroaJ- 
way, New York, N. Y. Division 
manager, Armour and Co. 


Exec. Vice-Pres. — Herbert N. Derr 
'21, Bernhard A. Priemer '28. 

Sec. — Mrs. Emily Devine Kelly '21. 

Treas. — John C. Bank '10. 

The New York Metropolitan Club 
heard a "Report from the Campus" on 
Friday evening, October 26, at the Es- 
sex House in Newark, when Trennie 
E. Eisley '31, director of publicity at 
Bucknell, spoke at the annual fall 
meeting. Bernhard Priemer '28, exec- 
utive vice-president, was chairman of 
the meeting. President Jay F. Bond 
'x03 was absent because of the illness 
of Mrs. Bond. 

The group included a number of 
Bucknellians who have recently re- 
turned from the service and were eager 
to have word from "back home." Sev- 
eral prospective Bucknell freshmen 
were the guests of Alumni. 

J. J. Conway '16, president of the 
Bison Club, discussed briefly the drive 
for membership and invited all Alumni 
to sign up now, since membership in 
the Bison Club is inevitable anyway, or 
will be "after my committee contacts 
you." Miss Eisley gave a description 
of the campus and the College as it 
was about to open, and outlined briefly 
the prospects for the coming year, 
which she termed excellent from the 
standpoint of both enrollment and en- 
thusiasm. She reminded her hearers 
that the University is expecting Alumni 
to return for at least a part of the 1946 
celebration and promised them a warm 

At the close of the talk, "Red" 
Lowther '14 led the group in a Buck- 
nell yell. 

Other meetings are planned for 
February and April. 

Michigan Club been inactive for some time but 
is ready for reorganization and active 
participation in the Hundredth Birth- 
day program. The seventy-five Alum- 
ni in Detroit and vicinity should or- 
ganize before l''ebruary 5. Gel in touch 
with Cliarles C. Fries at the Univer- 
sity of Michigan, or write to the Alum- 
ni ()(li(e. 

Milton Club 

Pros.- Carl L. Millward '06, 526 N. 
Front St., Milton, Pa. Former super- 
intendent of Milton schools; now spe- 
cial lecturer in education, Bucknell 

K/cf-P/ff.- -Berkeley V. Hastings 

Meetings on call. 

Carl L. Millward 

Monmouth Club 

Last president — William M. Lybar- 
ger '25, 7th Ave., Atlantic Highlands, 
N. J. ; now employed at Armstrong 
Cork Co., Lancaster, Pa. 

Mount Carmel Club 

P)W.— Vincent W. McHail '28, 45 
N. Hickory St., Mount Carmel, Pa. 
Principal, Mount Carmel Senior High 

Sec.-Treas. — Mrs. Harry W. Jones 

The club held a joint meeting with 
the Shamokin club on October 8. 

New England Club 

Last known president was Ray Mon- 
ahan '37, c/o Westinghouse E. M. Co., 
Springfield, Mass. 

Northwest Pennsylvania 

About sixty Bucknellians in the vi- 
cinity of Oil City and Franklin are 
ready for organization. It is hoped 
that a club will be established there 
soon. Communications from inter- 
ested Alumni are solicited. 

Philadelphia Club 

Pret. Dr. S. Dale SpOtts '1«, 61 01 
Columbia Ave., Ovcrbrook, Phila- 
delphia, Pa. Surgeon, lecturer, writer. 

Sec.-Treas. — Franklin D, Jones '19. 

Exec. Com. — Lester E. Lighten '20, 
Alice Rok-rts '24, Dr. Edward W. 
Pangburn '15, George Boiston ■x35, 
Robert W. Dill 'x27, Quinton D. 
Hewitt 'x32, Charles W. I-'rampton, 
Esc). '31, Dr. L. J. Velte '10, Thomas 
W. Speck '37, Honorable Felix Piekar- 
ski '20, Lee Rhode '36, Dr. A. R. 
Garner '99. 

The Bucknell Alumni Club of Phil- 
adelphia and Vicinity met at the Uni- 
versity Club on F'riday, October 19, 
to hear Dr. Lewis E. Theiss '02 discuss 
the writing of the history of Bucknell. 
Dr. Theiss gave the Alumni the bene- 
fit of many observations which have 
come to him in the course of prepara- 
tion of this book, which is ready for 
publication and is expected to be is- 
sued in connection with the celebra- 
tion of Bucknell's hundredth anniver- 

Dr. Theiss traced the acquisition of 
the campus from the very early days of 
Lewisburg and also gave many side- 
lights on the early history of the Uni- 
versity. He declared it was really a 
coincidence that the University was not 
established at Milton rather than at 
Lewisburg. He gave credit to Presi- 
dent Loomis for the beautification of 
the grounds and the planting of many 
of the trees that adorn the campus and 
its vicinity. 

Pittsburgh Clubs 

Western Pennsylvania Alumni Club 
P)«.— Evan W. Ross '24, AAA Royce 
Ave.. Pittsburgh 16, Pa. District en- 
gineer for the Bell Telephone Co. of 
Pennsylvania at Pittsburgh. 

En'an Ross 

Vice-Pres. — Harry C. Hunter '28. 
Sec. — Max R. Demler "31. 
Treas. — Edward G. Williams "24. 


The Pittsburgh Club is active, as 
usual. Each Thursday from 12: 30 to 
2: 00 P.M., a group averaging from 
eighteen to twenty meets at a special 
room of the Childs Restaurant at Fifth 
and Smithfield Sts. 

The Pitt-Bucknell Football Smoker 
is discussed elsewhere in this issue. 
The annual Christmas Party will be 
held at the Duquesne Club on Thurs- 
day, December 20, at which time of- 
ficers for next year will be installed. 
This Christmas party has come to be a 
tradition in the Pittsburgh Club and 
is always a gala affair. 

The Association of Bucktiell Women 

of Pittsburgh 

Pies. — Mrs. Boyd Newcomb 'x20. 

Vice-Pres. — Mrs. T. Jefferson Miers 

Treas.— Mrs. Clyde P. Bailey '29. 

Recording Sec. — Mrs. Paul Reising- 

Corresponding Sec. — Mrs. Louise C. 

This active group of Bucknell wom- 
en has already begun an interesting 
program for the current school year. 
On October 13 they entertained with 
their mothers at the College Club all 
the girls who were entering Bucknell 
on November 1. On December 5 they 
are holding a dinner at the College 
Club. Three additional meetings will 
be held before the end of the school 

The Association makes a loan of 
$100 yearly to some deserving Buck- 
nell junior or senior girl from Western 
Pennsylvania. The group contributed 
$100 to the Hundredth Birthday Fund. 

Pittsfield, Mass., Club 

Pres. — Gilbert Haven Fagley '10, 16 
Gale Ave., Pittsfield, Mass. Develop- 
mental engineer, General Electric Co. 

Sec.^—KogeT E. O'Gara 'x35. 

Exec. Com. — Stephen Terpak '24, 
chairman; Roger E. O'Gara, Charles 
W. Wertz '36. 

A letter from President Fagley says: 
"A meeting held October 23 proposed 
that quarterly sessions be held ; that 
Dr. Spencer be asked to include Pitts- 
field in his itinerary of club visits; 
that Bucknell faculty speakers be in- 
vited to address the membership with 
the express purpose of bringing in as 
local guests young people who are 
prospective Bucknell students ; and 
that as a special occasion we propose 
to have a banner meeting for Anniver- 
sary Day, February 5, 1946." 

Pocono Mountains Club 

Pres. — F. Kennard Lewis '33, 36 
Lackawanna Ave., East Stroudsburg, 


Pottsville Club 

This club should be reorganized. 
Give your suggestions to Edna Whit- 
aker '28, 1239 W. Market St., Potts- 

Reading Club 

Pw.— John E. Steely '26, 1527 
Garfield Ave., Wyomissing, Pa. 
Agent, New York Life Insurance Co. 

No program reported, but we can 
depend on activity in that quarter. 

Rochester Club 

Pres. — Edwin Hartman 'x35, 128 
W. Main St., Webster, N. Y. Staff 
engineer. Processing Department, East- 
man Kodak Co. 

Edwin Hartman 

Sec. -Treas. — Warren Slocum '20. 

Program Committee — Robert H. 
Smith '26 and Charles R. Wright '16. 

On Thursday evening, October 4, 
the Hotel Rochester was the scene of 
the first meeting of the Rochester 
Bucknell Club for the current year. A 
half-hour reception was held in the 
lobby preceding the dinner in the main 
dining room. The turkey dinner served 
to the group indicated that there must 
be no food scarcity in that area. 

Following the meal, the group re- 
paired to a parlor for the program. At 
a business meeting, Edwin H. Hartman 
'x35 and Warren Slocum '20 were re- 
elected president and secretary-treas- 
urer, respectively. A committee was 
appointed to draw up plans for fre- 
quent meetings. The club has set for 
itself the project of rounding up high- 
grade students for Bucknell, at present 
mainly men since Bucknell's facilities 
for new women are now heavily cur- 

Following the business meeting, 
Bucknell views in color were thrown 
on the screen by the Alumni secretary. 
He then introduced President Spencer, 
who greeted the group and spoke brief- 
ly of his impressions of Bucknell and 

her Alumni and told of the plans for 
the Hundredth Birthday celebration 
and for the Bucknell of tomorrow. 

After the address, the meeting was 
adjourned but the group remained in 
the room talking over old times. Later 
the president and the Alumni secretary 
were entertained in the home of Mrs. 
Claude G. Schmitt, the former Mar- 
garet Comely '33. 

The club has in mind a program of 
monthly meetings, perhaps dinners 
with speakers from local organizations. 

Rocky Mountain Club 

Pves.—]. B. Rishel '15, 1390 S. 

J. B. Rishel 

Josephine, Denver 10, Colo. Principal 
of Barnum and Perry Schools in Den- 

This club is in the "wide-open 
spaces" but hopes to develop activities 
adapted to the terrain. 

St. Louis 

A small group of Bucknellians live 
in St. Louis and vicinity, and it is 
hoped that they will get together and 
organize a Bucknell club. 

San Francisco 

Getting ready to organize a large 
group in that area. Alumni who 
would like to have a Bucknell organ- 
ization in that area should get in touch 
with one of the following: 

Mrs. Dorothy Westby-Gibson '40, 
Y.W.C.A., 620 Sutter St., San Fran- 
cisco, Calif. 

H. F. Hartzell, 'x08, Maydell and 
Hartzell, Inc., 158 Eleventh St., San 
Francisco, Calif. 

George Mattis 'x07, P. O. Box 3366, 
Rincon Annex, San Francisco 19, Calif. 

Scranton Club 

Pres. — S. H. Berninger '22, 1543 
Capouse Ave., Scranton 9, Pa. Sales- 
man, Atlantic Refining Co. 

Sec.-Treas. — N. W. Morgan '23. 

Shamokin Club 

Pres. — Francis F. Reamer '21, 2 N. 
8th St., Sliamokin, Pa. Attorney. 

Francis F. Reamer 

Vice-Pres. — Mrs. Gladys Emerick 
Erdman '23. 

Sec. — Office currently vacant. 

Treas. — Irene Fritz '19. 

Hislor/aii — John H. Carter '21. 

Solicitor — Daniel W. Kearney '17. 

The Shamokin and Mount Carmel 
Bucknell Clubs met at the Penn-Lee 
Hotel for dinner Monday evening, Oc- 
tober 8, to welcome Dr. Spencer. Pres- 
ident Francis F. Reamer '21 of the 
Shamokin Club was in charge. Follow- 
ing a delicious dinner and the singing 
of some Bucknell songs, he introduced 
Dr. Spencer, who told of happenings 
on the campus and the plans for the 
Hundredth Birthday celebration. He 
also discussed his idea of the contribu- 
tion he believes Bucknell can make to 
the state and nation. 

Bucknellians milled around before 
and after the dinner, getting acquaint- 
ed with the new president. Remarks 
heard floating about were all compli- 

South Jersey Club 

Pres. — Lawrence Scotti '28, 1401 
Sycamore St., Haddon Heights, N. J. 
Principal, Fetters and Mulford Schools, 
Camden, N. J. 

Vice-Pres. — Donald D. Streeter 

Recording Sec. — June Renn '41. 

Corresponding Sec. — Doris Green 

Treas. — Frances M. Harris '27. 

Exec. Board — Lawrence M. Kimball 
'23, Hal Brown, Jr. 'x39. 

The largest local club meeting thus 
far this year was held at the Woodbury 
Country Club, Woodbury, New Jersey, 
on Friday evening, November 9. It 
was the first meeting of 1945-46 of 
the South Jersey Bucknell Club. One 

hundred and twenty Bucknellians and 
parents of Bucknellians sat down to a 
dinner of steak and mushrooms in the 
spacious and tastefully decorated din- 
ing room. 

The crowd marched into the dining 
room to the tune of "Come Bucknell 
Warriors," played on the piano by 
"I'Vankie" Harris '27. After dinner, 
Presiiient Larry Kimball called on 
I'Vank Davis 'II, Alumni secretary, 
who told of the remarkable interest 
evident among many clubs and some 
groups which arc planning to petition 
for charters. He then showed some 
colored pictures of the campus. This 
part of the program was preceded and 
followed by a colored quartet which 
delightetl the group with negro spir- 

Guests at the speakers' table, includ- 
ing Mrs. Spencer, were presented. Dr. 
Mabel Grier Lesher '01 then intro- 
duced the guest of honor. President 
Herbert L. Spencer, who told of the 
all-time top attendance at Bucknell 
this semester and how the University 
is endeavoring to solve the several ac- 
companying problems. He stated that 
the problem of housing married veter- 
ans is to be solved by the use of trail- 

Lawrence Scotti '28, the new club 
president, was introduced. He asked 
for the cooperation of the group in 
serving Bucknell. 

The meeting closed with the sing- 
ing of the "Alma Mater." 

Sunbury Club 

Pres. — Charles A. Fryling '13, 411 
Market St., Sunbury, Pa. Proprietor 
of the Fryling Stationery Co., largest 
in Central Pennsylvania. 

C. A. Fryling 

Sec. — James Sugden '27. 
Treas. — Paul Boggess '17. 
Club members hold a noon luncheon 
every Monday. An all-out meeting 

will be held on January 22 with Presi- 
dent Spencer as guest of honor. 

'J'owanda Club 

Prc'i. Loyd M. Trimmer '28, 206 
f.hestnut St., Towanda, Pa. Teacher 
and coach, Tow.mda High S(hf>ol. 

Trenton Club 

Pres. — Rev. Paul M. Humphreys 
'28, 123 E. Ward St., Hightstown, N. 
J. Pastor of the First Baptist Church 
of Hightstown. 

Paul Humphreys 

Vice-Pres. — Louis Russo '33. 

Sec. — Mrs. Clinton I, Sprout '18. 

Treas. — M r s . Kenneth Murphey 

Trustees— Hisold Giffin '16, Wil- 
liam J. Irvin '22, who is also chairman 
of the program committee. 

Dr. Herbert L. Spencer, president of 
Bucknell University', spoke to more 
than forty members of the Trenton, 
N. J., Bucknell Alumni Club at a din- 
ner in the Mary Gray Tearoom on 
Friday evening, October 26. Dr. Spen- 
cer reviewed his philosophy of educa- 
tion and stressed the importance of 
Christian education and cultural values 
in a technological world. 

Emma Dillon '15, Trenton lawyer 
and president of the General Alumni 
Association, also spoke at the dinner. 
She announced the Association's ap- 
pointment of an advisory committee on 
curriculum at the college and urged 
Alumni cooperation to promote Buck- 
nell's plans for her centennial celebra- 
tion next year. 

Bill Irvin '22 announced the Bison 
Club meeting at Philadelphia on De- 
cember 14 and invited those present 
to attend. 

The club will include Bucknell's 
Hundredth Birthday dinner on Feb- 
ruary 5, 1946, as one of its major 

The president of the Trenton Buck- 
nell Club, Paul hi. Humphreys '28, 


of Hightstown, N. J., presided at the 

Triple Cities Club 

Pres.—HMty E. Stabler 'x23, 404 
Loder Ave., Endicott, N. Y. Vice- 
president and secretary, McClary-Stab- 
ler Agency, Inc., general insurance. 

Vice-Pres. — Gordon Goodyear '27. 

Sec— Sam W. Bernstein '34. 

Treas. — James T. Converse '33- 

Exec. Committee — Robert Walker 
'44, William Work '38, Herbert Mor- 
reall '37. 

Union County Clubs 

Letvisburg Bucknell Alumnae Club 

Pi-es. — Mrs. Henry Meyers '105. 

Sec. — Mrs. Hayes Person '20. 

Treas. — Mrs. Harry Hoffman '194. 
Uniofi County Bucknell Alumni 


Pres. — Malcolm A. dinger 'x26, 
227 S. Fourth St., Lewisburg, Pa. 
Architect and Bucknell instructor in 

Vice-Pres. — Earle L. Moyer '28 

Sec.—M. Martha Bickel '32. 
. Treas. — Isabel M. Snyder '29. 

Directors — Arthur Gardner '22, 
Mrs. Ruth Sleighter '31, Paul Show- 
alter '31. 

The Union County Bucknell Alumni 
Club met with the Lewisburg Bucknell 
Alumnae Club at the Lewisburg Inn 
on Tuesday evening, October 16. Sev- 
enty-five persons were in attendance. 
Malcolm dinger, 'x26, president of 
the Alumni Club, introduced Mrs. 
Martha Wolfe Kalp '05, president of 
the Alumnae Club, and thanked her 
for allowing his organization to meet 
with the Alumnae Club on this occa- 

Dr. Spencer was introduced and ex- 
pressed his pleasure at being in Lewis- 
burg, as well as his appreciation of the 
fine reception tendered him. He men- 
tioned some problems of the "atomic" 
age which colleges should try to solve 
and brought the problem down to earth 
with a frank consideration of some of 
Bucknell's immediate concerns. Mrs. 
Spencer was tendered an ovation when 
she was introduced. 

A project for the year will be assist- 
ing the University in the big Hun- 
dredth Birthday program. 

Uniontown Club 

Pres. — Harold C. Marshall, Esq. '26, 
240 N. Gallatin Ave., Uniontown, Pa. 

Washington, D. C, Club 

Pres.— John F. Worth '27, 1728 
Queen's Lane, Arlington, Va. Statis- 
tical analyst before entering the Navy. 


John Worth 

Vice-Pres. — Grace Stone '41. 

Sec. -Treas. — Howard G. Frank '36. 

Exec. Com. — Lynn C. Drake '06, 
Harry R. Warfel '20, Lester K. Ade 

A big dinner meeting with President 
Spencer as guest of honor is planned 
for January 8. Another meeting is 
being planned for February 5. This 
club offered the Alumni Endowment 
Plan described elsewhere in this issue. 

Wellsboro Club 

Has a large group of loyal Buck- 
nellians. It is expected that a reorgan- 
ization of the club will take place 
shortly. The last president was Robert 
Lyon '29, who has left Wellsboro. 

Wilkes-Barre Club 

Pres. — Herbert S. Lloyd '11, 22 Rose 
St., Forty Fort, Pa. 

Herbert Lloyd 

York County Club 

Pres. — Marlyn D. Etzweiler '27, 732 
E. Market St., York, Pa. Partner in 
iirm of Edward Etzweiler Sons, which 
operates funeral homes in York, 

Marlyn Etzweiler 

Wrightsville and Columbia, with fur- 
niture establishments in Wrightsville 
and Columbia. 

Vice-Pres. — William Brastow '32. 

5^f.— Mrs. P. H. Minnick '41. 

Treas. — Arline Baumeister 'x22. 

Exec. Council — Mrs. Herman A. 
Ebert '25, Mrs. C. C Richards '34, 
Judson Ruch '33, Walter Ranck 'x27, 
Penrose Wallace '26, Levere Leese '34, 
Rev. J. H. Fleckenstine '12, Russell 
Boyer 'x36. 

A dinner meeting will be held De- 
cember 8 with Dean W. H. Coleman 
as speaker. Tentative plans are being 
made for a celebration on February 5, 
1946, the occasion of the Hundredth 
Birthday of Bucknell. 

December 1, 1945. 

To the Al/imni, Ahniiiia and Friends 
of Bucknell: 

It would be very interesting if at 
the Centennial of Bucknell we could 
show photographs of all the Presi- 
dents, Teachers, Officers and Alumni 
of the institution since its founding. 
The Alumni Office requested all 
former students to send their pictures 
for filing with their records. Some 
have done so; most have not. 

President Marts asked me to see if 
I could get more. President Spencer 
has asked me to try again and to in- 
clude pictures of the Presidents, Trus- 
tees, Officers and Teachers, whether 
alumni or not. If you have any pic- 
tures of individuals or groups that you 
are willing to contribute to this enter- 
prise, will you put the names and dates 
on the back and send them to the 
Alumni Office or to me. 
Sincerely yours, 

Wm. G. Owens '80. 

P. S. We can show our apprecia- 
tion of our new president by comply- 
ing with his request. 

Uown ike 


Alice i;. Lohr and Lt. George Kiick 

were married July 26, 1945. 


Reverend liarl R. Grose and Mar- 
guerite L. Brogan were married Sep- 
tember 9, 1944. He is cliapiain for 
the West Virginia State Industrial 
School for Boys at Grafton, W. Va. 

Rachel M. Carringer became the 
bride of Lt. (j.g.) Doyle G. Moye on 
September 16, 1943, in the Presby- 
terian Church, Tionesta. 

Kathleen Midiacl bcramc the bride 
of Howard \.. Welsh on July 20, 
1945, ;it Siiiniiiii, N. J. 


Betty J. Keim and Sgt. Claude D. 
Ketner were married in St. Luke's Re- 
formed Church, Shoemakersville, on 
July 6, 1944. 

Jean L. Troyer was married to Lt. 
Richard T. Prest, July 11, 1945, in Lee 
Chapel, Lexington, Va. 

Ensign John E. Raudenbush was 

married to Arline Jenkins of Wilkes- 
Barre, July 4, 1945. 

Phyllis Adams became the bride of 
Dr. Stewart Adam, June 2, 1945, in 
the Methodist C;hurch, Bedford Hills, 
N. Y. 

Mary E. Foley and Lt. (j.g.) John 
L. S. Joraleman, Jr., were married Au- 
gust 4, 1945. 

future ouckneiii 


Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Morgan, 
Jr., are parents of a daughter, born 
September 9, 1945. 


Mr. and Mrs. Louis H. Collison 
(Grace Pheifer) are parents of a son, 
Andrew Philip, born April 22, 1945. 


A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. 
William Elliot on March 24, 1945. 


Rev. and Mrs. James H. Davis an- 

nounce the birth of their first child, 
Nancy Lou, March 8, 1945, at Charles- 
ton, s. c. 

George Eastburn, III, was born to 
Mr. and Mrs. George Eastburn, Sep- 
tember 2, 1945, at Tampa, Fla. 


Robert V. Housel, Jr., was born to 
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Housel of Pitts- 
burgh on September 24, 1944. 


Barbara Ellen was born to Lt. and 
Mrs. P. Herbert Watson on July 16, 


Ida C. C/aston v/as married to Rob- 
ert L. LaBellc at Jolict, III., Septem- 
ber 7, 1945. 

Marian R. Wilson became the bride 
of Azio J. Martinelli in the First Pres- 
byterian Church, Philadelphia, Septem- 
ber 23, 1945. 


Dorothy Ashman and Gabriel 
Fackne were married September 22, 
1945, in Palmerton. 

Roberta Bowers was married to Lt. 
Donald A. Good on June 21, 1945, in 
the Trinity Methodist Church, Hadc- 

cttstown, N. J. 

June Bunnell and Ens. Hugh Rich- 
ards were married June 28, 1945, in 
the Connecticut Farms Presbyterian 
Church, Union, N. J. 

A second child, Judith Ann, was 
born May 8, 1945, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Stuart M. Smith (Edith McCormick 


Charles J. Gundel, IV, was born 
September 5, 1945, to Lt. and Mrs. 
Charles J. Gundel. 

Capt. and Mrs. George L. Grow 
(Henrietta C. Stein 'x40) are parents 
of a son, George, Jr., born March 7, 


Lt. Comdr. and Mrs. Leland F. 
Andrews (Margaret Bortz) announce 
the birth of a son, Richard Leland, on 
April 17, 1945. 

wliai Sucmeliians Clie Uo'ma 

• • • • 


New Address: Mrs. Charles R. 
James (Anna Rodgers), 89 Alpine 
Ave., Los Gatos, Calif. 


Dr. Frank Anderson, after two 
years of successful service as the pas- 
tor of the First Baptist Church of 
Merrill, Wise, has accepted a call to 
become pastor of the First Baptist 
Church of LeMars, Iowa, and began 
his work there November 1, 1945. 
His address is 212 Plymouth St., S. W., 
LeMars, Iowa. 

New Address: Charles W. Wolfe, 
Harpers Ferry, W. Va. 


Dr. Doncaster G. Humm has es- 
tablished new headquarters at 1219 W. 
Twelfth St., Los Angeles 15, Calif. 


New Address: Charles P. Ander- 
son, 1050 Franklin, San Francisco, 


Norman W. Whited, after serving 
with the armed forces for four years, 
has returned to civilian life and is 
working for the Los Angeles City En- 
gineering Dept. His address is 365 
S. Cloverdale Ave., Los Angeles 36, 


John B. Rishel received his mas- 
ter's degree in 192^ and is principal 
of two public schools in the city of 
Denver, Colo. An authority on orni- 
thology, he teaches summers in the 
University of Denver. 

Ruby J. Young has been selected to 
fill the position of head resident of 
Larison Hall and advisor to freshman 
girls at Bucknell. 

Karl K. HuUey received his mas- 
ter's degree from Harvard University 


in 1927 and is professor in the Uni- 
versity of Colorado at Boulder. He is 
a son of Lincoln Hulley '88, famous 
Bucknellian and late president of John 
B. Stetson University. 


New Address: William F. Hol- 
sing, 168 Bywood Ave., Upper Darby. 

Evan Ingram, former director of 
guidance in the public schools of 
Pittsburgh, has accepted the position 
of director of instruction in the secon- 
dary schools of that city. 


New Address: Mrs. Charles C. 
Brumbaugh (Francis L. Herritt), 

1131 N. W. Montgomery St., Port- 
land, Ore. 

Corbin Wyant is a banker in Kit- 
taning, as well as owner and publisher 
of the Kittanning Times-Leader. He 
has two future Bucknellians, James and 


New Address: Mr. and Mrs. Clar- 
ence B. Moore (Catherine G. 
Thompson '19), 1448 West State St., 
Trenton, N. J. 


New Address: George H. Jones, 

1206 Macon Ave., Pittsburgh 18. 

Lyell B. Carr has accepted the posi- 
tion of supervising principal of the 
Spartansburg schools. 


George Ballak is now athletic coach 
and director of physical education at 
the Muncy High School. 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Lindig 
and daughters have returned to Lewis- 
burg and are residing at 27 N. Fifth 
St. Mr. Lindig is field representative 
for the Office of the Secretary of War. 


New Address: Ellen M. Davies, 
Hotel Taft, New Haven, Conn. 

New Address: Donald O. Esch- 
bach, 1121 Delaware Ave., Wyomis- 

New Address: Emerson E. Jen- 
kins, R. D. No. 1, York. 

Dr. Carl H. Kivler, physician and 
surgeon, opened an office in Milford 
on July 1, 1945. 


Mrs. Maud Keister Jensen, on fur- 
lough from her duties as missionary to 
Korea, received the M.A. degree from 
Drew Theological Seminary in May, 
1943. In May, 1945, she received the 
B.D. degree siimnia cum laude. 

[ 28 

Andrew B. Montgomery is credit 
manager of the Pittsburgh Screw and 
Bolt Corp., 2719 Preble Ave., Pitts- 

Dr. Anna O. Stephens is associate 
physician of the Women's College of 
the University of North Carolina. 
Her address is 1025 Spring Garden 
St., Greensboro, N. C. 

Clarence A. Hurst is employed by 
The Remington Rand Typewriter Di- 
vision. He has a son in the Coast 
Guard and two daughters. The Hursts 
reside at 115 W. 34th St., Wilming- 
ton 218, Del. 

George W. Hart was recently dis- 
charged from service and has joined 
the staff of Booz, Allen and Hamilton, 
consulting management engineers with 
offices in Chicago, New York and Los 
Angeles. He is attached to the New 
York office. Prior to the war, he was 
employed as a sales consultant with 
Ebasco Service, Inc., public utility and 
industrial consultants in New York. 
During the war he served in certain 
capacities connected with the electronic 
work of the Navy, among them under- 
water sound detection. His home ad- 
dress is 871 Dorian Road, Westfield, 


New Address: William F. Harp- 
ster, Knoxville, R. D, No. 7, Tenn. 

George M. Ocshier, optometrist, re- 
sides at 909 Main St., Conneaut, O. 

Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Gaylord (Dor- 
othy Stenger '30) are living at 6505 
Sagamore Road, Kansas City, Mo. Mr. 
Gaylord is regional personnel manager 
for Montgomery Ward and Co. 


New Address: Frank A. Swing, 
233 E. Tenth Ave., Conshohocken. 


Robert M. Rodgers, chemist for 
DuPont Electrochemicals, resides at 
10108 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls, 
N. Y. 

Mabel Lesher is studying for her 
master's degree in Public Health Nurs- 
ing at New York University. She was 
awarded a scholarship by the Metro- 
politan Insurance Co., by whom she is 
employed. Her present address is 331 
Penn St., Camden, N. J. 


New Address: John 1. Quigley, 

534 North Main St., Greensburg. 


Mrs. L. Carl Stevens (Virginia Hal- 
lett) is recovering from a serious at- 
tack of polio, contracted last Novem- 
ber. She is recuperating at her home 
(Millbrae, R. D. 2, Media) after be- 
ing a patient at the Bryn Mawr Hos- 
pital for a long time. Mrs. Stevens 
has two sons: Thomas, 6 and John 
Todd, 3. 


J. Frederick Weaver, on service 
leave from the Lemoyne High School, 
recently published an important article 
in the ]oiirnal of Educational Research, 
The study is concerned with the dis- 
tribution of emphasis in ten physics 
tests and twelve physics textbooks. Mr. 
Weaver has the bachelor's and mas- 
ter's degrees from Bucknell and has 
almost completed the work for his 
Ph.D. at Duke University. 


New Address: Mrs. John F. Ingold 
(Gertrude Breinlinger), 60 Arbor 
Drive, Southport, Conn. 

Capt. and Mrs. Thomas B. Rich- 
ards (Mary S. Savidge '42) are mak- 
ing their home at 2017 Hudson St., 
Denver, Colo. Capt. Richards is a 
chaplain at Buckley Field. 

New Address: Ward W. White- 
bread, R. D, No. 1, Royersford. 


Dr. Ernest E. Blanche has been 
appointed by the War Department to 
help open the Army University at 
Florence, Italy, where American vet- 
erans now idle are waiting transfer to 
the United States. 


Robert J. Bechtel is now employed 
by the Hercules Powder Co. as D.D.T. 
supervisor. His address is c/o Hercu- 
les Powder Co., Parlin, N. J. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Kohberger 
(Ruth M. Cox '40) reside at 2064 
Dellwood Drive, N. W., Atlanta, Ga. 
Mr. Kohberger has been honorably re- 
tired to inactive duty in the U. S. Naval 
Reserve and has returned to his former 
civilian occupation with Westinghouse 
Mfg. Co. 

Dr. Jesse E. Schmick is a member 
of the medical staff at the Northern 
Liberties Hospital, Seventh and Brown 
Sts., Philadelphia 23. 

MS 1939 

Russell L. Williams has been ap- 
pointed supervising principal of Pros- 
pect Park Schools, moving from a sim- 
ilar position in the Clifton Heights 
school district. Chosen from among 
several applicants, Mr. Williams took 
over his new duties September 1. 


Mr. anil Mrs. Paul M. Albert 
(Ethel Abbotts) and children, Paul 
Monroe, Jr., and Patricia Mina (21/2- 
year-old twins), reside at 2197 Pen- 
nington RoatI, Trenton, N. J. Mr. Al- 
bert 'x'iO receivcti a discharge from the 
army on July 29, 19'15 under the point 
system and is working for Lehigh 
Structural Slccl, Allentown. 

Dr. Donald \i. T'ortner has been 
awarded a fellowship in Obstetrics and 
Gynecology at the Ochsner Clinic (Al- 
ton Ochsner Medical Foundation), 
Prytania and Aline Sts., New Orleans, 
La. Mrs, I^ortner and their daughter 
are with him. 

Carson W. Kauffman is a radio en- 
gineer for Paul Godley Co., Consult- 
ing Radio Engineers. His home ad- 
dress is 25 Park St., Montclair, N. J. 


Mary V. Gcbhardt is an assistant 
consultant for the investment counsel 
firm of Scudder, Stevens & Clark, Wall 
St., New York City. Her home ad- 
dress is 117 W. 13th St., New York 
11, N. Y. 

Dr. Allan J. Rosenberg is resident 
in psychiatry at the Rockland State 
Hospital, Orangeburg, N. Y. 

Sarah L. Slaughenhaup has been 
graduated from the Chamberlain 
School of Fashion and Retail Design- 
ing in Boston, Mass., and is now go- 
ing to the Parson School of Design in 
New York City. Her address is 130 
E. 57th St., New York 22, N. Y. 


New Address: Mr. and Mrs. F. 
William Carson (Betty N. Thomas), 

803 W. Mishawaka Ave., Mishawaka, 


New Address: Rev. David R. 
Wolfe, 4801 Lancaster Ave., Harris- 

MS 1943 

Walter A. Miller, Jr., is supervis- 
ing principal of schools at Egg Harbor 
City, N. J. His home address is 513 
Atlantic Ave. 


Mrs. William L. Acker, Jr. (Isa- 
bella Harris) and children are tem- 
porarily residing at 520 W. 35th St., 
Long Beach, Calif. 

Clifford M. Snowman is floorman 
in a Ball Bearing Plant (New Depar- 
ture), Meridan, Conn. His home ad- 
dress is 251 Bristol St., Southington, 

New Address: Mrs. Daniel M. Hu- 
gos (Nina J. Stone), 217 N. Craig 
St., Pittsburgh. 


Jean C. Ball is a cadet nurse at the 
Yale University School of Nursing. 
Her address is 350 Congress Ave., 
New Haven, Conn. 

Mrs. Frances Zellars Duncan is 
teaching English at the High School, 
Newton, N. J. Her home address is 
105 Hast Ave., Hackettstown, N. J. 

Nancy J. Lightner is serials assist- 
ant in The College Library, Pennsylva- 
nia State College, State College. Her 
home address is 526 N. Allen St. 

Edward II. Miller is attending the 
Columbia University Law School, New 
York City. 

Rosemary Palmer, 220 Jacoby St., 
Norristown, is working as a second- 
year Fellow with the Children's Aid 

Society of Montgomery County and 
also attending the i-'ennsylvania School 
of Sfjcial Work. 


C. Walton iioughier is a junior 
accountant with the Armstrong Cork 
Co. in Lancaster. He resides at the 
Chi Phi House, 603 Race Ave. 

William H. Lane was assistant 
coacli of the Bisons this fail. He had 
previously spent 15 months in the 
South Pacific as an ofificer in the Ma- 

Martha Orphan is teaching English 
and French in the Barnegat, N. J., 
High School. 

Martha E. Sober is employed by the 
General Electric Co., Bridgeport, 
Conn., as a secretary. 

C^ombUiea (^aieels 


Dr. John B. Weston died on Sep- 
tember 7 at the age of 91. He had 
played golf regularly until he was 88. 
He had been a prominent physician in 
Duluth, Minn., until he retired and 
went to Hemet, Calif., where he was 
noted for his philanthropic activities. 
Coming to Bucknell from Peoria, 111,, 
he later was graduated from the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania Medical School. 
He was a trustee of John B. Stetson 
University. A son and four daughters 

I 1883 

Mrs. Milton W. Lowry (Annie M. 
Lowry) died January 12, 1945. Her 
son, Robert, of Shamokin, spent two 
years at Bucknell, later receiving his 
degree from Princeton. 


Owen Evans Abraham passed away 
on March 25, 1945. 

I 1891 

Mrs. Charles A. Walters (Anna L. 
Kerstetter) died March 27, 1945. 


Dr. Lee M. Goodman, physician 
and for some years owner of the Jer- 
sey Shore Herald, a daily newspaper, 
died October 4, 1945. A graduate of 
Jefferson Medical College after com- 
pleting his course at Bucknell, he was 
active in social and fraternal affairs. 
He leaves a wife, a daughter, two 
grandsons and a brother. 


Oglesby James McNitt died Jan- 
uary 21, 1943. 


Agnes M. Gilmour died August 31, 
1945, after an illness of about one 
month. She had been a mathematics 
teacher in Eastside High School, Pat- 
erson, N. J. Surviving are her parents; 
a sister, Margaret '38; and a brother, 
John '27. 


Ralph L. Walter was found dead 
in his apartment in Harrisburg on 
August 15, 1945. He was an attorney 
for the State Board of Finance and 
Revenue. Surviving are his mother, 
Mrs. Carrie Walter of Wilkes-Barre, 
and three brothers, all Bucknellians — 
Mark M. '15 of Lansdowne; Lincoln 
S. Jr. '30, serving with the Army: and 
Stuart '22 of Harrisburg. 

Adda Jane Patterson was one of 

thirt^'-four persons killed in August in 
the collision of two sections of the 
Empire Builder in North Dakota. Miss 
Patterson had taught in the Middle- 
town High School until she joined the 
WEAVES, in which she was a lieuten- 
ant junior grade at the time of her 
death. At Bucknell she belonged to 
Pi Mu Epsilon, national mathematics 
fraternit)'. She is survived by her par- 
ents, a brother and a sister. 



The Bucknell Alumnus is published in March, June, Septem- 
ber and December by Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa. 

Officers of the Association 

EMMA E. DILLON '15, President. 609 Broad St. Bank Bldg., Trenton, N. J. 

MILLER A. JOHNSON '20, First Vice-President 

1425 West Market St., Lewisburg 

CLYDE P. BAILEY '29, Second Vice-President ..206 Beech St., Edgewood 

DAYTON L. RANCK '16, Treasurer 35 Market St., Lewisburg 

FRANK G. DAVIS '11, Secretary-Editor 140 S. Front St., Lewisburg 

Board of Directors 

EMMA E. DILLON '15, 609 Broad St. Bank Bldg., Trenton, N. J. Term 
expires 1946 

W. C. LOWTHER '13, 288 ■Walton Ave., South Orange, N. J. Term em- 
pires 1946 

MILLER A. JOHNSON '20, 1425 West Market St., Lew:sburg. Term ex- 
pires 1947 

EDGAR A. SNYDER '11, 431 Clark St., South Orange, N. J. Term ex- 
pires 1947 

O. V. W. HAWKINS '13, Flower Hill, Plandome, N. Y. Term expires 

KENNETH W. SLIFER '26, 177 Briar Hill Lane, Woodbury, N. J. Term 

expires 1948 

CLYDE P. BAILEY '29, 206 Beech St., Edgewood. Term expires 1948 
HERBERT L. SPENCER, University Avenue, Lewisburg 


To the Local Clubs 

QW^AYBE you wonder why this issue of the 
^"L Alumnus is dedicated to the local Alumni 
clubs. Have a look at this number of the Alumnus 
and you will find the answer. 

Hunt up the story of the proposal of the Washing- 
ton, D. C, Club for an Alumni Endowment Fund. 
Cast your eye over the pages of Bucknell songs with 
music, and the announcement that every club will 
receive on request a packet of song booklets. Look 
over the list of club presidents if you don't know 
who heads your club. Read the stories of local meet- 
ings already held. Recall that at least seven new 
clubs are in the process of being born. Ask yourself 
if some member of your club is doing significant 
things which other Bucknellians ought to know 
about. The Alumni Office wants to spread the good 
news of what your local club and its members are 

Have you gone into a new town an utter stranger 
and had the Bucknell club members make you im- 
mediately at home.^ Well, the Alumni Office gets 
letters telling what a joy it is to be "taken in" by 
Bucknellians. If you were to see those enthusiastic 
letters which we receive from Bucknellians from 
areas where new clubs are about to be formed, you 
would have an idea why we are dedicating this num- 
ber of the Alumnus to the local clubs. 

Yes, this is dedicated to all local clubs, dead or 
alive. We know that the live ones are going to make 


great records in this centenary year, and we believe 
that the two or three dead ones are going to experi- 
ence a thrill of enthusiasm that will shake off the 
wartime lethargy and make club success unanimous. 

Alumni President Writes 

Dear Alumni: 

Homecoming, our first big event of this 1945-46 
year, has passed. Those who attended enjoyed the 
day to the full. The perfect weather, the eagerness 
to see one another after so long a period, the score 
against State in the well-filled stadium, the large 
attendance at the Bison Club breakfast, the reception 
in Hunt Hall and at the dinner added to the happi- 
ness at being together again. It was a day to be re- 
peated again and again as the years pass. 

Interest in Alumni affairs is keen. Clubs, dormant 
in large part during the war, are becoming active. 
New clubs are being formed in several places. We 
Bucknellians know we have a fine Alma Mater of 
whom we are proud, and in turn we want to make 
her proud of us, not only because of achievements 
but more because we hold to the true principles ex- 
emplified by The Hill. 

Our next big event, which will inaugurate a series 
of celebrations for Bucknell's 100th Birthday, will 
be meetings of the local clubs everywhere with a 
toast to Bucknell at 10:00 o'clock Eastern Standard 
Time by all Bucknellians everywhere in the world. 
You who are out of the Eastern Time belt have a 
little while in which to figure out the corresponding 
time in your own belt. The toast proposed for that 
memorable occasion when we shall all meet as one 
is printed in another part of this copy of the 

Dr. Spencer, the members of the Board of the 
General Alumni Association who are all interested 
enough to be 100 per cent present at Board meetings. 
Dr. Davis and your president are all co-operating 
with the local clubs. Your groups are the constant 
representatives of Bucknell in your communities. 
Please tell us, whom you have charged with the re- 
sponsibilities of administration, how we can serve 
you better. 

Emma E. Dillon '15, President. 

Alumni: In electing new officers for your local 
club, please see that you elect a vice-president. In a 
number of cases recently the president has moved 
away or is deceased and the club has been left with- 
out a leader. 

Local Alumni Clubs 

/'!' IS less than three monllis since tlie surreiitler of 
Japan, and from all observations the readjust- 
ments in this country are only beginning. At the 
time of the Japanese surrender, it was not even as- 
sumed that l^ucknell would have a Homecoming 
celebration. Nor was it expected that the Alumni 
would be much more active this year than last. How- 
ever, the sudden change from war to peace has 
brought about in the Bucknell Alumni organization 
an unusual degree of activity on the part of the local 
clubs. Alumni will no doubt be surprised to know 
that already (November 10) ten local clubs have 
held unusually successful meetings this fall, and 
many additional ones are planning for active pro- 
grams throughout the year. Alumni will also be in- 
terested in the fact that at least seven new groups 
are contemplating the establishment of local Buck- 
nell Alumni clubs. It is a safe guess that before the 
end of the year the number of new clubs will be 
considerably increased. 

No general alumni association can succeed unless 
it has supporting it a large number of local organi- 
zations carrying on their own activities, developing 
their own programs of service and continually build- 
ing up enthusiasm for Alma Mater. And this situa- 
tion is only a normal one. We cannot recall ever 
hearing of a successful program of activities among 
a large group if there were no local organizations 
supporting it. Who ever heard of a successful po- 
litical party that was not organized "down to the 
ground" with its national, state, county, city and pre- 
cinct groups, each one doing its utmost to make the 
parent organization a success? A national fraternity 
could not exist but for its local groups. Every suc- 
cessful church depends on some kind of small group 
set-up. So we can think of no valid argument 
against our present plan of a large association under- 
girded and supported by and solely dependent on its 
many local clubs. 

ing (;tiier jsrograins un'leriiiken by the University as 
approved specifically by the designated numbers of 
members of the staff to be appointed to administer 
the recommended Alumni Endowment I'und, The 
plan is as follows: An Alumnus pays annually 50 
cents for each year he has been out of school. This 
plan is being presented to Clyde P. Bailey '29, chair- 
man of the committee on making the General 
Alumni Association self-supporting. 

Among other interesting statements in the pro- 
posed plan are suggestions on its advantages: 

1. Individual contributions will be tax-exempt. 

2. The suggested schedule takes into consideration 
the length of time out of school and the conse- 
quent relative degree of ability to afford con- 
tributions on a graduated scale. 

3. The suggested rate of contribution per indi- 
vidual is so small that it is practically insignifi- 
cant. Even for a member of the Class of 1910, 
for instance, his contribution would be scaled 
at $18.00 for 1946, or approximately less than 
1/3 of one per cent of his estimated annual in- 

4. The satisfaction and pride to be experienced by 
every Alumnus and Alumna at seeing the Alma 
Mater benefit so greatly by a minimum of ef- 
fort on the part of each individual should be 
worth many times the amount contributed. 

5. Such an "Alumni-wide" voluntary annual con- 
tribution program should eliminate the need 
for further concentrated drives for funds by 
the University, such as the recent Birthday 
Fund campaign. 

All institutions have a number of wealthy alumni 
who are capable of giving large sums. Many schools 
depend on unplanned giving in which persons of 
moderate incomes do not participate. The Alumni 
Endowment Fund plan suggested here offers an at- 
tractive opportunity to every Alumnus regardless of 
his Dun and Bradstreet rating. 

Washington, D, C, Club 
Proposes Fund Plan 

y/DDED proof of increased Alumni enthusi- 
^/^ asm is contained in a recent proposal by the 
Washington Club that Alumni contribute regularly 
to the support of an endowment fund for Bucknell. 
The fund shall be for the advancement of the Uni- 
versity and its purposes, particularly as to financing 
special worthy projects, scholarships, research and 
equipment, the entire costs of which could be cov- 
ered by moneys available in the recommended 
Alumni Endowment Fund, or to be used in support- 

Mrs. Stanford W. Briggs (Virginia Cornellier) 
was reported in the September Alumnus as a teach- 
er in the Westfield High School. Our mistake. She 
is chairman of the College Reference Committee of 
the local college club. The mistake came about 
through her keen desire to be of assistance to Alma 
Mater. Her address is 555 Woodland Ave., West- 
field, N. J. 

Listen. Alumni: Maybe you won't be able to make 
it back to the campus for Bucknell's Centennial Cele- 
bration this February, but if you'll send S5.00 to 
Betty Wynn. Honor House. Bueknell University, hv 
January 31. 1946, we promise that the Centennial 
issue of L'Agenda will be the next best thing to it. 
It will be one of the best yearbooks ever published at 

'Al"^ „ vT''';'!^C'«^ ' 

•nm:^^ •> 

The President VQ rites 

Dear Bucknellians: 

May I congratulate you on the many fine Alumni celebrations held in honor of Bucknell's 
hundredth anniversary Charter Day, February 5. The reports on these events which have reached 
the campus have been an inspiration to me personally. They bespeak a spirit of real enthusiasm — 
a loyalty to Alma Mater which gives added meaning to our work here on the campus. And I 
especially want to pay tribute to the splendid work which your Secretary, Dr. Frank Davis, has 
given to the organization of the Charter Day meetings. The success of these meetings has in no 
small manner been due to his untiring efforts. 

The birthday parties, however, marked but the beginning of the Centennial celebration, which 
will continue for several months. At Commencement time late in June the observance will reach 
a peak with formal academic ceremonies. We invite you to return to the campus for this Centen- 
nial highlight, as well as for the Homecoming celebration on October 26, when the Bucknell foot- 
ball team will play one of its oldest opponents, Lafayette. Both of these major events will no 
doubt break all records for Alumni attendance. In spite of the serious housing shortage, we shall 
stretch our facilities to the limit in our efforts to entertain you. 

Please accept my sincere thanks for your excellent cooperation in initiating the activities of 
this notable year. The memory of the many fine things you have done will encourage us as we go 
forward into the second century of Bucknell history. 

I send my best personal wishes to each one of you. 

Sincerely yours. 


Vdi . XXX Nr 

Mai'.'.u. ]'jV, 

Bucknellians Celebrate 
Alma Mater's Hundredth 

0N THE greatest clay in Alumni history, Buck- 
nellians all over these United States pledged 
anew their admiration for and loyalty to the "College 
on the Hill." From Boston to Los Angeles they gath- 
ered to renew old acquaintanceships, hear reports, 
from the campus, listen to a broadcast of the re- 
enactment of a ceremony staged one hundred years 
earlier and drink toasts to a college which many state 
means more to them now than ever before. 

During the war only a few clubs have kept the 
fires of enthusiasm burning. These have fought the 
lethargy of tired bodies and distraught nerves and 
have kept on telling themselves and their college 
friends that, regardless of conditions, this pattern of 
homage to the one institution which means most to 
them must not be violated. Results in these few clubs 
on February 5, 1946, would appear to justify their 
tenacity of purpose. 

But reports from numerous other clubs, some 
merely quiescent and others meeting for the first 
time, indicate that the momentum achieved on this 
memorable occasion is likely to be accelerated as the 
months and years go by. One interesting phenomenon 
in this connection is the large number of new leaders 
who have stepped out in front on short notice and 
have appeared to gain enthusiasm as they gave of 
their time and eifort to make the occasion a notable 
one. The Alumni Office had requested that historians 
be appointed and that they should report on local 
club parties as soon as possible. These stories are 
printed in this issue of the Alumnus. 

Besides new leaders, this occasion brought out 
some new techniques. For instance, instead of plan- 
ning a dinner at a hotel, a number of groups such as 
Rochester, Chicago, Cleveland, Atlantic City and 
Lewistown held parties in the homes of club mem- 
bers. Refreshments were served usually by the host 
or hostess, and in at least one place the members 
were warned that there would be a nominal charse 

Philadelphia Birthday Cake 

for refreshments. An unusual example of these in- 
formal gatherings was given in South Jersey, where 
the 300 members of the club were invited to meet 
in the homes of members in seven different popula- 
tion centers. In order that all might hear the broad- 
cast from Harrisburg, recordings were sent to each 
small group and they all received complete files of 
material from the campus. While this particular ex- 
periment has not yet been evaluated, it is true that 
in each case where a local club met as a body in the 
home of the president or some other member the 
party was a great success. 

Another feature that stands out as a fine Alumni 
accomplishment is the local publicity obtained by 
leaders in the various areas. Dale Spotts '18 in 
Philadelphia, Rupert Swetland '23 in Schenectady, 
Fred McAllister '11 in Cincinnati, David Mink '17 
in Sharon, "Cy" Shreve '11 in Erie, Charles Steiner 
'23 in Uniontown, Elizabeth Peters '35 in Lewis- 
town, Malcolm dinger x'26 in Lewisburg, Joe Mc- 
Cormick '26 in Bridgeton, N. J., and Howard 
Moore '22 in DuBois, went out and persuaded local 
companies to broadcast the recording. And in one 
case a non-Bucknellian, Sylvester (Bus) Blum, line 
coach of the football team, arranged for a broadcast 
over WBNY, Bufl'alo, from 8:15 to 8:30 P.M. on 
the hundredth birthday. The fact that the stations in 
Schenectady and Cincinnati are powered with 50,000 
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Published in March, June, September and December by 


Entered as second-class matter December 30, 1930 at the post office at Lewisburg, Pa., under the Act of August 24, 1912 

Campus Charter Day 

^^UCKNELL UNIVERSITY was host at an all- 
JLJ college party attended by 1,000 students and 
faculty in Davis Gymnasium the evening of Feb- 
ruary 5, marking the close of the University's first 
hundred years and celebrating the opening of her 
second century. 

Highlight of the program was the burning of the 
last of Bucknell's notes, signifying that the Univer- 
sity is starting her second hundred years free of debt. 
A coed selected from the centennial class, Miss Sara 
Krone of York, presented the last remaining note to 
Bucknell's President Herbert L. Spencer, and he in 
turn burned the note, lighting it from a large birth- 
day candle placed at one end of the gym floor. 

As the paper flamed in the darkened gym, 100 
senior women, clad in white and black evening 
dress, walked slowly onto the floor. With a back- 
ground of music, the coeds lighted candles from the 
large flame, walked to the other end of the gym and 
took their places in five long columns. As the music 
faded, they closed ranks and formed the figure "100." 

The burning of the note signalized the achieve- 
ment of a goal set several years ago when Alumni 
volunteered to erase a debt of $285,000 by the cen- 
tennial year. This has been completely paid off and 
the University starts its second century free of in- 

Students expressed enthusiasm for the program 
presented by the Men's Glee Club before the cere- 
mony. Directed by Professor Harold Cook, the Club 
made its first formal appearance after having been 
disbanded during the war years. The men sang med- 
leys of popular tunes and Bucknell songs. 

The program in the gymnasium was presented by 
students of the centennial committee. Master of 
ceremonies was Frank Haas, Jr., of Harrisburg, pres- 
ident of the sophomore class at Bucknell. A dance 
to the music of Tommy Donlin's orchestra followed 
the program. 

While students were celebrating in Davis Gym, 
300 Alumni from nearby towns were guests of the 
Union County Alumni Club at a Charter Day dinner 
in the Women's College dining room. This was one 
of 50 centennial dinners held by Bucknell Alumni 
in cities and towns from coast to coast. 

Alumni celebrating the University's 100th anniver- 
sary on the campus heard two speakers and were 
entertained by the Men's Glee Club, directed by Pro- 
fessor Cook. 

Dr. Mary Wolfe, '96, of Lewisburg, one of two 
women members of the Board of Trustees and a de- 
scendant of one of the founders of Bucknell, praised 
Bucknell's Christian leadership in the last century 


and pointed out that "there will be even greater need 
for this type of leadership in the coming century." 
Dr. Wolfe cited numerous Bucknell administrators 
who had played a prominent part in the development 
of the University and of its reputation for Christian 
education. "Men of sterling character, education and 
culture will determine Bucknell's destiny in years to 
come," she said. 

Dr. R. H. Rivenburg, '97, former dean and vice- 
president, who also made the address at the college's 
Charter Day chapel service, spoke on "Bucknell's 
Teachers." He emphasized the important part which 
teachers play in a university and said that "the work 
of the teacher himself can often be measured by the 
quality and achievements of his students." During 
his twenty-two years of service Dean Rivenburg 
played a part in selecting seventy-five of the present 
faculty members at Bucknell. 

Malcolm dinger, x'26, president of the Union 
County Alumni Club, was toastmaster at the banquet. 
The final event on the dinner program was the 
presentation by radio transcription of the re-enact- 
ment of the rededication of Bucknell's charter. Cli- 
maxing the dinner. Dr. Spencer led all the Alumni 
in a toast to their Alma Mater. 

Classes Plan Reunions 
On June 28, 1946 

y^LL classes are invited to hold reunions on Fri- 
_yi. day, June 28, 1946. This is unusual in that 
ordinarily only the five-year classes meet at any Com- 
mencement. However, this year an attempt is being 
made to compensate for the fact that during the war 
period no reunions were held. 

In order that classes may become active in planning 
for their reunions the names and addresses of many 
of the presidents of the classes are listed below. On 
request the Alumni Office will send to the presidents 
names and addresses of all class members who have 
reported their whereabouts to the college. In case 
the senior class president is deceased, the next officer 
below him is listed. It will be appreciated if each 
one listed will write at once to the Alumni Office in- 
dicating whether he or she will take the responsi- 
bility of getting the class together or suggesting 
someone who is able and willing to take leadership. 

As all Alumni know, the housing situation in 
Lewisburg is not essentially different from that in 
other parts of the country. This means that there 
is a very great scarcity of available rooms for Alumni. 
It happens that most of the students will have left 
the campus before Alumni Day and rooms will be 
available in men's and women's dormitories. These 

can be made available only by some sacrifice and ef- 
fort on the part of students who now occupy the 
rooms and of many employees of the University. 
Therefore, if Alumni are asked to bring some bed- 
ding with them or sleep in a room wliicli has nothing 
inviting except clean sheets, it is assumed that they 
will accept the discomforts with the fortitude which 
many of them exhibited recently when they faced 
enemy guns. 

The June Alumnus, which will contain full hous- 
ing information and a reservation blank, will be in 
the hands of Alumni not later than May 15. It will 
be appreciated if they will hold room orders until 
that time. 

Dr. (). M. Shreve, 162 W. 8tli St., Eric, P.i. 

Sec. W. H. Clipman, 1100 N. Front St., Sunbiiry, Pa. 

A. R. E., 2023 W. 101st St., Beverly Hills, 
Chicago, 111. 

C. V. Lloyd (Mrs. George C. Horter), 321 Wood- 
I.ind Ave., H.iddonfield, N. J. 

H. F. Smith, 130 State St., Harrisburg, Pa. 

William B. Sheddan, 287 Nassau St., Princeton, 
N. J. 

H. T. Colestock, R. D. 1, Box 339, St. Peters- 
burg, Fla. 

Ahram S. Earner, 356 W. 34th St., New York 

Roy B. Mulkie, 734 First Ave., Union City, Pa. 

D. H. Robbins, R. D. 2, Lightstreet Rd., Blooms- 
burg, Pa. 

Edward Bell, 1576 Franklin St., Johnstown, Pa. 

Charles F. Bidelspacher, 716 Market St., Williams- 
port, Pa. 

John W. McCracken, 53 Thorndale Terrace, 
Rochester, N. Y. 

Elva Coleman (Mrs. Harry Herpel), 1250 Park 
Ave., McKeesport, Pa. 

William E. Roberts, 21 Morris Lane, Scarsdale, 
N. Y. 

Lynn S. Goodman, 1110 Beacon St., Brookline, 

Leroy W. Hoon, 7th and Main Sts., Monongahela, 

Leo L. Rockwell, English House, Univ. of Mich., 
Ann Arbor, Mich. 

John R. Stratton, Bloomsburg, Pa. 

Amy V. Bollinger, 22 First Ave., Reynoldsville, 

Paul L Abraham, 356 N. Maple Ave., Greensburg, 

Lyman C. Shreve, 607 Ariel BIdg., Erie, Pa. 

James P. Harris, 44 E. Park Place, Kingston, Pa. 

George Middeton, 72 Inglewood Drive., Roches- 
ter';^ N. Y. 

Jesse Riley, 1587 Quarrier St., Charleston, W. Va. 

John W. Hedge, 916 W. Market St., Bethlehem, 

Dayton L. Ranck, 35 Market St., Lewisburg, Pa. 

David L. Mink, 343 White Ave., Sharon, Pa. 

Barton H. Mackey, 234 W. Main St., Newark, 

Weber L. Gerhart, 909 Market St., Lewisburg, Pa. 

Harry Nancarrow, Rittenhouse Plaza, 1901 Wal- 
nut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Richard A. Mason, 5302 Knox St., Philadelphia, 

Finley Keech, 425 Cherry St., Fall River, Mass. 

A. Herbert Haslam, 327 W. Woodruff Ave., 
Toledo, Ohio. 



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Kenneth L. Cober, 1 1 Allison Ave, N. Provi- 
dence, R. I. 

Cliarlcs F. While, 42 Spring Brook Rd,, Spring- 
field, N. J. 

Fred W. Evans, Jamcsbur;;, N. J. 

Earl F, McCluno, 531 Fifth Ave, McKeesport, Pa, 

H. M, Marsh, 24 Oakley Ave., Summit, N, J, 

John C. Minick, 823 Bedford Rd,, SchcnccUdy, 
N. Y. 

Henry A. Wadsworth, R. D,, McGraw, N. Y, 

Edward J. Smalstig, Box 402, Rochester, Pa, 

T. Robert Hepler, 614 N. Third St., Harrisburg, 

C. Martin Lutz, 807 East 3rd St., Bloomsburg, Pa, 

Edward C, Myers, 2839 Bccchwood Blvd,, Pitts- 
burgh, Pa, 

William Berlin, Knox, Pa, 

Edward McKee, 3611 Locust St„ Philadelphia, Pa. 

George W. Crouse, Smithton, Pa. 

Ira G. Fox, 31 Narbrook Park, Narberth, Pa, 

John C. Gault, Coudersport, Pa. 

Donald Walker, Harrington St., Seaford, Del. 

Mary Virginia Gcbhardt, 117 W, 13th St., New 
York City 11, N. Y. 

Walter S. Vanderbilt, Jr., 99 Payson Ave., New 
York City 34, N. Y. 

Mary T. Orso (Mrs. John D. Johannesen), 2016 
37th St., S. E., Washington, D. C. 

Helen H. Rhinesmith (Mrs. Robert F. Baker), 
R. D. 1, Newfoundland, N. J. 

Elizabeth Richers, 332 N. Lansdowne Ave., Lans- 
downe. Pa. 

College Seniors Are 
Admitted to Bison Club 

yjT THE October meeting of tlie Bison Club a 
,^y± resolution was passed offering Bison Club 
membership to seniors at a greatly reduced rate. The 
plan provides for membership for a college senior at 
the rate of $2.00 per year. This membership may be 
renewed annually for three additional years, fol- 
lowed by two years at the rate of $5.00 per year, after 
which the graduate pays $10.00 per year, the regular 
fee. The plan was developed with the realization 
that seniors and recent graduates are not likely to be 
so able to pay as is the Alumnus who has had five 
years to get his start in life. 

All seniors receive copies of the Alumnus and 
reminders of their imminent membership in the 
Alumni Association. They are furtlier reminded of 
the opportunity to become members of the Bison 
Club. Bison Club members who are acquainted with 
seniors and recent graduates are requested to explain 
to them the objectives and plans of the Club. 

Dr. Dalzell M. Griffith '23, head of the Depart- 
ment of Civil Engineering, has returned to his work 
on the campus after six months in England where he 
served on the facultv of the Army University Center 
at Shrivenham. 


Bucknellians in Allegheny 
County Politics 

(^^r\HEN the political battles had died down and 
UZ/ the dense Pittsburgh smoke had lifted in the 
fall of 1945, BuckneUians had both won and lost; 
however, the latter — a fight for big stakes — was lost 
by a very small margin. 

To be specific, John Fremont Cox, Democrat, had 
been elected to the position of Orphans' Court judge 
for a term of ten years at a salary of $14,000 per 
year. He had a plurality of several thousand. Rob- 
ert Waddell, Republican, had been defeated for the 
office of mayor of Pittsburgh by some 13,000 votes, 
about one-sixth of the number by which the Demo- 
cratic registration exceeds that of the Republican 
party. This is his second try for the mayoralty in 
this Democratic stronghold. 

Cox, a Bucknellian of the Class of 1925, is a mem- 
ber of Lambda Chi Alpha social fraternity and since 
leaving Bucknell has become a member of Phi Delta 
Kappa educational fraternity and Alpha Delta legal 
fraternity. He is active in fraternal circles other than 
scholastic and is a member of the Homestead Pres- 
byterian Church. He holds A.B., M.A., and LL.B. 

He was elected to the Pennsylvania Senate in 1940, 
1942 and 1944. As judge of the Orphans' Court of 
Allegheny County he will pass upon cases dealing 
with decedents' estates and those of like nature of 
great importance to the individuals concerned. 

Mr. Cox is married to Mary Louise Rinaman. 
They have one child and live at 3815 Main St., Mun- 

"Bob" Waddell was born Robert Norman "Wad- 
dell in Pittsburgh and was graduated in I916 from 
Peabody High School, where he was president of his 
senior class and won letters in football, basketball 
and baseball. 

He entered Bucknell in the Class of 1920 and won 
three athletic letters during his freshman year. Later 
he won many letters and was chosen for Rhodes 
Scholarship competition. He entered the life insur- 
ance business in 1921 and as an avocation coached 
football at Carnegie Institute of Technology from 
1921 to 1932. It was while he was coaching here 
that the "Tech" team won from Pittsburgh 6-0 and 
from Notre Dame 19-0. After several important 
life insurance connections, he became general agent 
of the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company 
in 1934, in which position he has been unusually 
successful, raising his agency in one year from sixty- 
first to sixth place. 

Mr. "Waddell is past president of the Pittsburgh 
Community Fund and was head of the Red Cross 
drive in 1942. He is past president of the Pittsburgh 
Field Club, a director of the Pittsburgh Athletic As- 
sociation, a director of Dapper Dan Club, past direc- 
tor of the United "War Fund and past president of 
the Pittsburgh Life Underwriters Association and of 
the Pittsburgh Managers' Association. He is a trus- 
tee of the Shadyside Academy and a member of the 
board of management. 

At Bucknell he was a member of Phi Gamma 
Delta and since then has become a member of nu- 
merous fraternal organizations. Mrs. "Waddell is 
the former Louise Marlett. They have four chil- 
dren, one of whom, Robert N. Waddell, Jr., expects 
to enter Bucknell in the fall of 1946. 

Bucknell Sponsors Home 

C^*^HE Department of Economics of Bucknell Uni- 
V.^ versity, under the chairmanship of Dr. Rob- 
ert L. Matz and with the close cooperation of local 
businessmen, organized and is offering to the public 
a Home Planning Institute. The purpose of the In- 
stitute is to offer every possible aid to all who plan 
to build, remodel or improve homes. It is being con- 
ducted in a series of seven weekly Monday evening 
meetings which began on February 18. 

The Institute will have outstanding authorities 
speak on the following subjects: financing the home; 
kinds of construction; selecting the site; selecting 
an architect; selecting a builder; plumbing and heat- 
ing; fixtures and appliances; furnishings and deco- 
rations; and plan and cost analysis. Additional 
meetings will be arranged if more time appears to 
be needed in order to give a well-rounded program. 
No charge of any kind is being made in connection 
with the Institute. The members of the Economics 
Department are glad to make this contribution to the 
development of the community. 

The housing situation, as everyone knows, is crit- 
ical. One of the last estimates is that we must pro- 
vide 12,500,000 homes within the next ten years. 
President Truman has recently said 2,500,000 homes 
must be built by the end of 1947. We know how 
difficult it is to get building materials. We know 
how difficult it is to get labor in sufficient quantity 
and quality. To those who plan to build, repair or 
improve their homes the Bucknell Home-Planning 
Institute offers this slogan: PLAN WHILE YOU 


Dii. Newton C. FhttI'R 

Fetter V9 Leads Baptist 
College Youth 

(^^r\HEN "Newt" Fetter comes to the campus, 
KScy the students look forward to a live party. 
His lifetime of working with students, coupled with 
his many natural talents, have made him an almost 
indispensable servant of the Northern Baptist Con- 
vention in its program of work with young people. 
There isn't much in the entertainment line that he is 
not capable of doing. He plays the piano, sings and 
plays any song that has ever been popular since he 
entered high school about 1900. He is an actor of 
many parts, a religious leader of serious purpose and 
long and successfurexperience. 

The above introduction may not be sufficiently 
dignified for a man who has held so many positions 
of religious leadership and has been honored as he 
has been. Nevertheless, almost any college student 
in an institution which he visits would okay the state- 
ment. A listing of his experience since leaving Buck- 
nell in 1909 will furnish an adequate background for 
the situation. He was graduated niniina cum laiide 
in 1909, one of the three Fetter boys, the others being 
George TO and John T3. From Bucknell he went 
direct to Rochester Theological Seminary. On grad- 
uation there, he went to the University of Michigan 
as University pastor for Baptist people with a student 
membership of nearly 400. In 1917 he accepted the 
position of general secretary of the Student Y.M.C.A. 
in Michigan. Then came the war and he worked 
with the R.O.T.C. when the Y. had been put at its 

In 1919 he went to Boston as pastor of Baptists in 
all twenty-three of the higher education institutions 
in Boston and vicinity. Here he probably set the 
pattern for such work during the last two decades. 

One of his accomplishments was the organization of 
student groups in the First Baptist Church of IV>ston, 
the Hrookline Baptist C'hurch and the Old Cambridge 
Baptist Church. Under his guidance, a group of stu- 
dents from the many institutions formed a flying 
stjuadron to make week-end visits to churches. From 
twelve to twenty students would go to a community, 
have dinner with the young people of the church on 
Saturday evening, and make plans for the church 
program for the following day. On Sunday they 
would take the morning service, the church school, 
the youth meetings and stage a religious drama in the 
evening. The organization, started in 1925, is still 
in operation and utilizes the services of approxi- 
mately 600 different students each year from educa- 
tional institutions in the vicinity of Boston. It has 
visited eighty churches, some of them as many as 
ten times. 

While in Boston he was a director of the Cam- 
bridge Y.M.C.A., president of the Greater Boston 
Federation of Churches, chairman of the Greater 
Boston Student Workers' Council. He was also ac- 
tive in the Student Christian Movement of New Eng- 
land and was adviser to this organization's Commis- 
sion on Deputation. While he was in Boston, his 
house was always open to students, who came in 
numbers up to l40, which created entertainment 
problems he and his wife were generally able to 

In 1942 he became interim secretary of the Board 
of Education of the Northern Baptist Convention and 
was later asked to take over the university pastor 
and student work. He is also assistant secretary of 
the Convention's Board of Education and Publication. 
During the past five years he has had the special 
responsibility of developing religious emphasis pro- 
grams in all the colleges under the Northern Baptist 

While in college he was sophomore president, a 
member of the debating team and, in his senior year, 
editor of the college paper. He played on class foot- 
ball, basketball, baseball and tennis teams. He sang 
in the glee club and the Baptist choir. He was a 
member of the Delta Sigma fraternity. Bucknell con- 
ferred on him the degree of Doctor of Divinity in 

Mrs. Fetter is the former Blanche M. Westbrook 
of Blooming Grove, Pennsylvania. They have two 
children, Emily Katherine and Edmund '^''. The lat- 
ter is now a senior at Bucknell after four years of 
service with Uncle Sam. The Fetters live at Scarsdale 
Manor, Garth Road. Scarsdale, New York. 

Bucknell's spring term opened March 5. As the 
Alumnus goes to press, rumor has it that the enroll- 
ment is 1,550. 


The Messiah 

Messiah Performance 
Wins Wide Acclaim 

0N SUNDAY evening, December 9, at 7: 00 
o'clock in the Davis Gymnasium, the Bucknell 
University Department of Music presented "The 
Messiah" by Handel. This oratorio, the most popu- 
lar of Handel's compositions, has been presented 
annually at the Christmas season by the music chorus 
for many years. Since the school year 1945-46 is 
Bucknell's centennial, it is significant' that the mem- 
bership is the largest in the history of the mixed 
chorus. More than 200 students plus members of 
various church choirs, supported by the Bucknell 
Symphony Orchestra, performed to an audience of 
more than 2,000 people. 

Dr. Paul G. Stolz '08, head of the Department of 
Music, conducted the production of "The Messiah." 
The soloists, all seasoned singers in outstanding mu- 
sical events, came from Nevv^ York City and Phila- 
delphia. Miss Maria Mendoza sang "Rejoice Great- 
ly" in brilliant and true tones and kept the richness 
of quality throughout the full range of her voice. 
Miss Catherine Latta, contralto, a member of the 
Philadelphia Company, sang "He Shall Feed His 
Flock" with fine interpretation and rich sympathetic 
quality. Mr. Carlyle Bennett, tenor, excelled in his 
splendid rendition of "Comfort Ye." Mr. Everett 
Anderson, bass, a member of the Radio City Quar- 
tette, pleased the audience with his dramatic powers 
and magnificent voice. 

Many letters of appreciation were received by Dr. 
Stolz after the December performance. One of these 
was written by Mr. Frederick Reynolds of Sunbury, 
Pennsylvania, who for many years sang in the New 
York Oratorio Society under the baton of Walter 
Damrosch and took part in the production of "The 
Messiah" many times. He said, "I have never heard 
'The Messiah' given better than in the Bucknell pro- 
duction of December 9, 1945." 

The faculty of the Department of Music is plan- 

Brandon Assumes 
Important Public 
Relations Post 

^RTHUR L. BRANDON, for a number of 
^/±_ years director of publicity at Bucknell, has re- 
cently accepted the position of director of public 
relations at the University of Michigan, one of the 
top jobs of this type in the country. In his new posi- 
tion, Brandon will serve as coordinator of several of 
the University's public services and will be a special 
adviser on others. 

He is president of the American College Publicity 
Association and one of two professional members of 
the Commission on Public Relations of the Associa- 
tion of American Colleges and Universities. Since 
becoming president of the Association, he has made 
studies recognized as important to colleges planning 
post-war reorganizations. 

Following a service of several years as director of 
publicity at Bucknell, Brandon went to Washington 
as executive assistant in the American Youth Com- 
mission. Later he went to the University of Texas 
as director of publicity under President Homer P. 
Rainey. About two years ago he accepted a call to 
Vanderbilt University as director of special services, 
from which place he was called to the University 
of Michigan. 

Brandon has the A.B. degree from Alderson- 
Broaddus College and in 1927 received the master's 
degree from Bucknell. In 1936 Oklahoma Baptist 
University conferred on him the honorary degree of 
Doctor of Laws. He is the author of the ACPA 
research study, "Post-War Education in American 
Colleges," co-author of "The State and Public Edu- 
cation" and has written many professional articles. 
Mrs. Brandon is the former Margaret Weddell, '16. 

* * * * 

Bucknell Veterans 
Returning for Next Fall 

(^UCKNELLIANS who left college for the 
JlJ armed services and who wish to re-enter in 
September, 1946, should write to our Veterans' Bu- 
reau before July 1, inclosing a check for ten dollars 
and indicating that they plan to return. They should 
also indicate whether they are married or single and 
whether living quarters are desired. 

ning to present Haydn's "Creation" as a musical 
event at the centennial celebration in June. 

Tustin Leaves Legacy 
To Bucknell 

^^IJCKNI'.LI. UNIVERSITY will be approxi- 
JL) mutely |S7,000 richer when final distributic^n 
is made of the estate of Ernest L. Tustin, late of 
Philadelphia. The income of the fund is to be used 
in support of I'ustin gymnasium and for salary of a 
physical instructor. The building was named for the 
donor's father, Francis Wayland Tustin. 

To most Bucknellians now living, Tustin Gym- 
nasium was the only Bucknell gymnasium. At the 
present time it is devoted entirely to the use of 
women students and the men have their physical 
education program centered in the Davis Gymna- 
sium, named for the late J. Warren Davis '96. 

Ernest L. Tustin was a graduate of Bucknell Uni- 
versity in the Class of 1884, received the M.A. in 
1887, and was awarded the honorary LL.D. in 1914. 
He was a member of the Board of Trustees. His 
father was one of the founders of Bucknell, was 
president for a time and its professor of Greek lan- 
guage during his 35 years of association with the 

Bucknellians fxlebrate 

(Continued jrom \)age i.j 

watts guarantees that these two broadcasts alone cov- 
ered the area in which more than 90 per cent of 
Hucknell Alumni and prospective students live. Other 
leaders got local newspapers to publish stories which 
they furnished them or facilitated the publication of 
stories sent out by the Bucknell Publicity Office. 

An interesting accompaniment of the celebration 
is the list of announcements of meetings scheduled 
for the spring months. Lancaster held a meeting on 
March 5 and Harrisburg on March 7 — the latter's 
third 1946 meeting. The Southern California Club 
will hold a dinner meeting on March 19, its third 
meeting of 1946. The Philadelphia Club has planned 
a big dance for May 25 at the Merion Cricket Club. 
A new club was organized at Lock Haven on Feb- 
ruary 25. Many other clubs are planning meetings 
before Commencement. 

Dr. Lewis E. Theiss '02 has just published his forti- 
eth book, "Sky Road to Adventure." It is the thirty- 
eighth in his series for boys. The publisher is W. A. 
Wilde, Boston. 



Clubs Kepoii 

(On the following pages are stories from clubs reporting 
to the Alumni Office. In most cases the stories were writ- 
ten by historians of the local clubs. In a few cases they 
were made up from informal reports sent to the office. 
Some club reports were received too late for publication in 
this issue.) 

Altoona Club 

Altoona, Pennsylvania 

^'"^ORTY persons — thirty-eight from Blair County, one 
,J/ from Philadelphia (Charles D. Ferguson '08) and 
one from Clearfield (Mrs. Samuel Border r91) — sat down 
to dinner at the Penn-Alto Hotel in Altoona on Bucknell's 

Dr. Walter H. Sauvain, associate professor of education 
and chairman of the graduate committee at Bucknell, 
brought the campus to Altoona. He spoke on the colleges 
of America and recalled that Bucknell had roots in Har^'ard 
and Brown. He told of the accomplishments of Bucknell 
and some of the problems, brought on by the war, which 
Bucknell is meeting at this time and attaddng successfully. 

Attorney Arthur E. Hirt, '26, carried out the ceremony 
of burning the cancelled note, which reminded the group 
that Alma Mater is now free from debt. The broadcast 
from Harrisburg was presented by transcription in the ban- 
quet room. 

Officers elected for the coming year are: president, M. 
Florence Rollins, '16; vice-president, William Plank, '28, 
Hollidaysburg ; secretary, Mrs. Jesse Wright, '39, Holli- 
daysburg; and treasurer, Charlotte Patrick, '32. 

Atlantic City, New Jersey 

C?9 HE Atlantic City Club met at the home of Robert K. 
yD Bell '20, president. A letter from Bob says: "I wish 
to report that the Atlantic City^ Bucknell Club had a very 
successful meeting on Tuesday night. We had about fifteen 
members present and it was very fine, since some of them 
traveled as much as thirty miles to be present. We had a 
nice program, everyone had a good time and I believe we 
shall have a good representation at Commencement in 


Baltimore, Maryland 

O^HE following is quoted 
vD from a letter from J. 
Fred Moore '22: 

"Our birthday celebration 
was a complete success, at- 
tended by thirty-four paying 
customers. We had a good 
dinner and an adequate pro- 
gram. Fred Schnure took the 
enclosed photos and is going 
to enlarge them as soon as the 
steel strike is over. At pres- 
ent he is staying twenty-four 
hours a day at the plant. 
Notice Bromley Smith '95 
watching Eleanor Buchholz 
burning the note. Harry 
Angel '19 brought along a turntable which reproduced the 
broadcast faithfully. 

"We elected officers and the usual farce was enacted — 
'I nominate,' 'I move the nominations be closed,' 'second 
the motion,' 'carried unanimously.' I was chosen to head 
the local group through the second century; George Phil- 
lips '32, vice-president; Audrey Bishop '45, secretary; and 
Eleanor Buchiiolz '31, treasurer. Three trustees were also 
elected: Fred O. Schnure '14, three years; Harold Ruger 
'34, two years; and Frank Koehler '32, one year. Succeed- 
ing trustees will be elected for three-year terms." 

J. Fred Moore 

Charleston, West Virginia 

(T)^ COLEMAN JOHN HARRIS '12, professor at 
JLy Morris Harvey College and son of the great Bucknell 
president, John Howard Harris '69, writes the Alumni 
Office, telling us of the celebration at Charleston and re- 
porting a new member of that group — Raymond H. Wil- 
son x'45. 

Coleman says, "I contacted directly or indirectly all on 
your list within three days after the receipt of your letter. 
I asked Jess Riley "14 to contact the other two to help 
me out. 

"I have arranged with Riley to hold a social meeting at 
his home on Quarrier Street next Tuesday and to listen to 
the broadcast. All the Alumni with whom I talked were 
interested in getting together once in a while in addition 
to this meeting. I have known Dr. Anderson for several 
years and have seen his wife once but never had any idea 
she was from Bucknell. That fact emphasized the need for 
getting together once in a while to know who is around 
you. If you will keep me posted on newcomers to Charles- 
ton I will see what can be done toward getting the gang 
together once in a while." 

Chicago, Illinois 

eHICAGO Bucknell Alumni Club members were guests 
of President A. R. E. Wyant '92 at his home in 
Beverly Hills. Thunder and threatened fog kept some of 
our most loyal members at home, but a fine group encircled 
the blazing fireplace, where the facsimile of Bucknell's debt 
was consumed. The program as outlined by Alumni Secre- 
tary Frank G. Davis '11 was followed. President Spencer's 
fine greetings were enthusiastically received. The Centen- 
nial Neiirs and reports from the campus for Bucknell's 
hundredth birthday were heard with interest. Bucknell's 


charter, early history, personalities and presidents were con- 

Dr. Wyant's student days dated back to President Hill. 
He still has his college diary, complete examination reports 
and student publications, which made him the raconteur of 
those early days when we were not "softened" by desirable 
creature comforts but nevertheless received the needed 
preparation in body, mind and soul for life's usefulness. 

We adjourned to the dining room, where a large "B.U. 
100th Birthday" cake was the center of attraction while we 
first ate sandwiches, hot rolls with real butter, fruit cocktails, 
cheese and crackers, etc. At 10:00 P. M. we all stood and 
gave a toast "To our dear Alma Mater: May the glorious 
achievements of her future far surpass those of the past, 
with the help of loyal sons and daughters." 

We adjourned at 11: 00 P. M. The Club expects to be 
represented at Bucknell in June. 

F. B. McAllister 

Cincinnati, Ohio 

/9INC1NNATI knew that 
K_J Bucknellians were proud 
of their Alma Mater. The 
hundredth anniversary was 
celebrated in the famed Gib- 
son Hotel, of which Randall 
Davis '28 is general manager. 
And according to Dr. F. B. 
McAllister '11, club presi- 
dent, Randall went all-out for 
this occasion. The room, the 
tables, the atmosphere were 
breath-taking, and before the 
evening was over the Alumni 
knew that they had been to 
one of the happiest and sweet- 
est parties they had known. 

WCKY, the powerful 50,000-watt station, lent its facili- 
ties for the broadcast and did a grand job. The group 
was enthusiastic in approval of the remarkable recording. 
President Spencer's message, read delightfully by the club 
secretary, Mrs. Warren Dentler (Frances Rockwell '37), set 
the background of the evening. The group singing was 
led in a convincing manner by Jack P. Dentler '33, who 
has recently returned from three years in Iceland. Mr. 
William C. Purdy '99, oldest and revered member of the 
club, did a bang-up job with the "mortgage burning." 
During the course of the evening artists played, sang and 
read. The climax of the banquet occasion came when each 
Alumnus present told his most thrilling or his most em- 
barrassing experience at Bucknell. These ranged all the 
way from the Observatory to lost week-ends. Enthusiastic 
words of appreciation were spoken for Arnaud Marts, 
while loyalty was pledged to Herbert L. Spencer. The 
name of Frank Davis was frequently mentioned. 

The evening's influence may be summed up in two ex- 
pressions. A recent graduate said, "I just took Bucknell 
for granted up to this moment; now I know she is mine 
in a way I never dreamed!" An old Alumnus put it, 
"More than ever, Bucknell is in the background of life's 

Capitol District 

C^HE New York Capitol District Alumni Club cele- 

\D brated Bucknell's Hundredth Birthday by meeting 

at the Schenectady Y.M.C.A. The meeting was presided 

over by Rupert M. Swetland '23 as president of the club. 

A short business meeting was lield at which tiie following 
officers were elected: presitlent, John O. Roser 'II; vice- 
president, Robert H. Schmire '40; secretary-treasurer, I, R. 
Schumaker '37. 

As evitlence of our active interest in Hiirknell, the 
Club voted to subscribe to a membership in the Bison 

President Spencer's letter was read, as were the several 
other communications from the campus, giving us an in- 
teresting picture of the plans and the events on the "Hill." 
Mr. Roser, one of the foiuiders of the Filtsfield, Mass., 
Club and of our Club, gave an interesting, entertaining talk. 
We listened to the recording of the charter-signing cere- 
mony in Harrisburg and were much impressed. Those of 
us who could not attend the meeting were able to hear the 
recording broadcast over Station WGY, Schenectady, later 
in the evening. 

We of the Capitol District Club feel that we were ac- 
corded a very significant tribute from Schenectady's Union 
College in the form of the following telegram: 



The remainder of the evening was filled in reminiscing 
of things Bucknell. 

Constance Bennett '23, of Saranac Lake, 'phoned to ex- 
press her interest in the occasion. We wished Donald R. 
Smith '23 good luck on his two-year visit to South America 
for the General Electric Co. 

Cleveland, Ohio 

/N AN atmosphere typify- 

Raymond E. Sprenkle 

formation given by h. Morgan Richards l-), Dr. Harold 
N. Cole '06, Gardner Wade Earle '15 and Dr. Wayne A. 
Evans (Jackie's husband freshly separated from the U. S, 
Navy). E, Morgan Richards, a trustee, presented ad- 
ditional comments which he had checked in a long dis- 
tance conversation with Roy Bostwick '05, chairman of the 
Board of Trustees. He then handed a duplicate note 
representing Bucknell's debts to Elthera Mohler, member 
of the Centennial Committee. She held it while Reverend 
Ervin R. Powell '96 lighted a match and touched flame to 
the cancelled note. 

Reverend Powell cut the beautiful ice cream birthday 
cake which all enjoyed as part of the refreshments served 
by Mrs. Sprenkle and son. Case. 

A toast in the form of a telegram was sent to Mrs. Har- 
riet Mason Stevens '58, Bucknell's oldest living Alumnus. 

The meeting adjourned after the showing of several May 
Day ceremonies as photographed by Raymond Sprenkle in 

the good life, not in- 
frequently attained by B. U. 
erads, Bucknell Alumni in 
Cleveland celebrated the hun- 
dredth birthday of their 
Alma Mater. The Raymond 
Sprenkles' home furnished 
striking contrast for the tran- 
scription of the granting of 
Bucknell's historic charter in 
1846. There was no one at 
the birthday party who was 
not amazed and very proud 
of Bucknell's history. 

This was the Club's first 
post-war gathering, also the 
first meeting for the new president. Many plans were 
discussed as the club organized for sharing in Bucknell's 
second century of service. In addition to the two pre- 
viously elected officers — Raymond E. Sprenkle '17, presi- 
dent, and Winifred Miller Earle '15, secretary-treasurer — 
Stephen Dimlich '20 and Elva (Jackie) Horner Evans '28 
were chosen vice-president and historian, respectively. The 
four officers are to constitute an executive board. 

The ceremony observed by other Bucknell clubs through- 
out the country was followed. Highlights were group 
singing led by Reg Merridew '37 with Elthera Mohler '20 
as accompanist (Reg, an announcer for WGAR, furnished 
and engineered the radio equipment necessary to the play- 
ing of the transcript from WKBO) ; a "Report from the 
Campus," read by Winifred Earle '15; and centennial in- 


CyoHE Kent Manor Inn just south of Wilmington was 
kD the scene of an interesting meeting of the Delaware 
Bucknell Alumni Club on the evening of February 5. The 
planning committee consisted of President Thomas H. 
Wingate '31, Dorothea Millikin Welsh '34, George A. 
Wright '31, Frank L. Frost, Jr. '25 and Arthur H. 
Winey '36. 

The program consisted of music during the meal, a busi- 
ness session in which new officers were elected, reading of 
the letter from President Spencer, introductions of all those 
present, the playing of the centennial record and an address 
by Dr. Dalzell M. Griffith '23, head of the Department of 
Civil Engineering at Bucknell. The elections resulted in 
the following officers: president, Arthur H. Winey; vice- 
president, Joseph Bellmeyer, 3d '33; secretar)-, Elizabeth 
Hurst Lecrone '23; and historian, Dorothea Millikin 

Dr. Griffith brought greetings from the campus and told 
of the many activities that have been carried out during the 
war and the rapid changes since V-J Day. He reported that 
the University's contract with the Navy will terminate with 
the end of the current semester and that thereafter the male 
students entering will be mainly Bucknell veterans returning 
to finish their college work. A few other veterans and a 
very limited number of boys just out of secondary schools 
will be admitted. Practically no girls can be admitted in 
the fall of 1946 but the normal number can be accepted be- 
ginning in 1947. He stated that if Alumni would remem- 
ber this, they could help greatly in keeping Bucknell full 
of top-grade students. 

The club had not had a meeting since April, 1943, due 
to the war emergency, and it was a joyous party that got 
toeether to talk about old times and look to the future. 

DuBois, Pennsylvania 

0<=HE DuBois Club has been inactive for several years. 
kD However, Howard H. Moore "22 took over and in- 
vited the group to his home. Only a few responded but 
everyone received an invitation and had an opportunity" to 
hear the broadcast over WCED, DuBois. at 10: 45 P.' M. 
Regardless of the small attendance. Howard reports that 
the regular program was carried out and those present had 


a good time. Generous stories on the event were carried 
in the DuBois Courier and the Punxsutawney Spirit. 

Mr. Moore's report contained a letter to him from Rev- 
erend Robert Burr Dunmire '91 wlio expressed his regrets 
but stated that his health would not permit him to be pres- 
ent. He says, "Ninety-one seems only a little while back 
now, but I did have just a little share in Bucknell's mag- 
nificent progress. I roomed beside A. R. E. Wyant and 
his brother and helped in the first Bucknell football teams. 
But with the exception of Dr. Harris' twenty-fifth anniver- 
sary celebration I have not been privileged to return to the 
campus. Hail ! to your company and all Hail ! to the larger 
one of all Bucknell's loyal sons and daughters celebrating 
her hundredth birthday!" 

Elmira, New York 

yjT THE Hotel Langwell 
^yj- some twenty-five 
Alumni from the Elmira area 
celebrated Alma Mater's 
100th birthday with a ban- 
quet and special program. 
Anthony Schwenkler '20 was 
chairman of the affair, and 
Mrs. J. Charles Jones (Mar- 
guerite Strouse) was toast- 

Highlights of the evening 
included the greeting from 
President Spencer read by 
Anthony B. Cieri x'29, the 
burning of the facsimile of 
the note by Arthur C. Fair- 
child and Grover Foresman and the recording of the 
charter-signing ceremony. Members also participated in a 
quiz on Bucknell's history, traditions and future. 

A business meeting was held at which the following offi- 
cers were elected: Roland O. Hudson '24, president; 
Chester D. Owens '33, vice-president; Mrs. J. Charles 
Jones '44, secretary-historian. Arthur Fairchild '11, Grover 
Foresman '18 and Irving Sandler '39 will serve on the 
Board of Advisers. 

Plans were discussed to extend the Club's membership 
area to all those Alumni in neighboring towns and form 
a Southern Tier-New York group. Definite work on this 
plan will be carried out at the next meeting. Alumni living 
in the Southern Tier-New York from Waverly east, who 
would be interested, should contact the president of the 
Elmira Club. 

Roland O. Hudson 

The Elmira Bucknell Alumni Club started something 
when it held its hundredth birthday party. A letter from 
Campbell Rutledge, Jr. '33, dated February 24, says: "Last 
evening here in Corning at the home of Don Brown '31 
the Alumni of Corning and Painted Post met for dinner. 
We had a fine time and enjoyed a good evening of talk 
and singing. The dinner was not only a get-together for 
Alumni but helped to initiate two new Bucknellians: Ken- 
neth Satterly and 'Micky' McFall, both of whom will 
enroll at Bucknell on March 2." Then followed a list of 
ten couples; at least one member of each is a Bucknellian. 
Rutledge closed the letter as follows: "The Elmira-Corning- 
Painted Post-Watkins Glen Alumni are planning a June 
picnic and also a meeting on the eve of the Cornell game 
this fall." 


Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 

0NE hundred Bucknellians 
and friends met in the 
First Baptist Church to cele- 
brate Alma Mater's hundredth 
birthday. Eleven members of 
the York Club, headed by 
President Walter L. Ranck 
x'27, were guests of the Har- 
risburg organization. 

Dr. Harvey F. Smith '94, 
member of the Bucknell 
Board of Trustees, ignited the 
cancelled note for $100,000, 
thereby reminding the group 
that Bucknell is entirely free 

from debt. Standing with Dr. jj^g^^ James 

Smith as he performed this 

significant ceremony were the officers of the club: Isabel 
James '34, president; Hugh Roser '10, vice-president; 
Tatiana Reid '41, secretary; and Lester A. Switzer '16, 

Harvey Bogar '01 and Dr. Smith reviewed the history 
of Bucknell and incidents familiar to local Alumni. Dr. 
Francis B. Haas Hon. '39, superintendent of public in- 
struction, represented Governor Martin in the latter's ab- 
sence. Dr. Haas' son is a student at Bucknell, mainstay 
of the basketball team and president of the sophomore class. 

Isabel James presided at the meeting and Walter B. 
Shaw '23, chairman of the anniversary committee, acted as 
toastmaster. Harry F. Andrews M '19 of the York Club 
led the singing, accompanied by Mrs. Henry W. Van Pelt 
Acad. '06-'08. 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania 


gathered at the 

Q^ Alumni 

Stevens Hotel to celebrate the 
one hundredth anniversary of 
the founding of their Alma 
Mater. After a delicious din- 
ner the letter of greeting from 
Dr. Spencer, president of 
Bucknell, was read, as was a 
telegraphic greeting from the 
Philadelphia Alumni Associa- 

Following this Mrs. G. 
William Reisner of the Class 
of '98 burned the cancelled 
note signifying Bucknell's en- 
trance into the second century 
free of debt. 

John Plant, director of physical education at Bucknell, 
then gave a very interesting and inspiring talk on the his- 
tory and development of the University from its founding 
down to the present day. He closed with a very optimistic 
note on Bucknell's future prospects. Mrs. Plant accom- 
panied him and was an honored guest. 

The formal meeting closed as ail present pledged their 
allegiance in drinking the toast written by Emma E. Dillon, 
president of the General Alumni Association. 

An organization meeting was then called and the follow- 
ing officers elected for the coming year: president, Wil- 
liam M. Lybarger '25; vice-president, Edward E. Bollin- 
ger, Jr. x'30; secretary, Mrs. William J. Poorbaugh (Anna 
G. Fishel '35) ; treasurer, J. Harry Gundrum '39. 

William M. Lybarger 

Hazleton, Pennsylvania 

0*= WENT Y- FIVE Hazlcton-ro^ion Alumni, stiiclcnts and 
\D friends of Diickncll rc-dcditalcd llicir interest in the 
school at the 1 00th anniversary hanc|uet held at the Hotel 
Altamont, Hazleton, the night of I'ehruary 5, 1946. 

Albert E. (Al) Humphreys, director of athletics and 
head football coach, was the speaker of the evening, and 
in a straightforward and interesting talk he revived happy 
memories of the old campus. He touclied on many facets 
of Bucknell's history and present life, but of most interest 
to many Alumni was his report on plans for Bucknell in 
intercollegiate athletics — more football games with Buck- 
nell's natural rivals among the small colleges of Pennsyl- 
vania, and revival of soccer, boxing and wrestling. Mr. 
Humphreys said the return of veterans to school promises 
much in Bucknell's athletic life. 

W. D. McCay, prominent Junedale businessman and 
father of several Bucknellians, served as toastmaster at the 
dinner, where a friendly spirit of informality was height- 
ened by the singing of Bucknell songs led by that old 
Phi Psi warhorse, Donald McCay '34 of Weatherly, whose 
G. I. -inspired vigor served him in good stead. Dr. P. J. 
Gillespie, chairman of the dinner committee, performed the 
symbolic burning of a note to signify the payment of Buck- 
nell's debt. 

After the dinner, a permanent Hazleton Alumni organi- 
zation was perfected. The following officers were elected: 
president, Dr. P. J. Gillespie '28, Hazleton; vice-president, 
Francis X. Antonelli '38, West Hazleton; historian, Victor 
H, Oleyar '32, Freeland. 

Lehigh Valley Club, Allentown, Pennsylvania 

C>=WENTY-FIVE members and guests of the Bucknell 
yD Alumni Club of Lehigh Valley attended the Bucknell 
centennial dinner at the Americus Hotel in Allentown. 
The membership of the Lehigh Valley Club is drawn from 
the Allentown, Easton and Bethlehem areas but the num- 
ber of Bucknell Alumni in the three cities is relatively 

Cy Lewis '16 read a greeting from Dr. Spencer and also 
a wire from C. Dale Spotts '18, extending an invitation to 
the Centennial Ball which will be held at the Merion 
Cricket Club on May 25. 

The speaker from the campus was EUwood (Woody) 
Ludwig, the reconstructed Penn alumnus. Woody did a 
grand job and it was quite apparent that Bucknell has ac- 
quired a highly enthusiastic adopted alumnus. 

The following officers were elected for the coming year 
and installed by President Ma^k: president, Frank H. 
Riale '19; vice-president, George H. Fritzinger '26; secre- 
tary-treasurer, Sara Manahan Wolf '24. 

Lewistown, Pennsylvania 

/^T)UCKNELLIANS in Lewistown and vicinity met on 
-LJ Tuesday evening, February 5, at the home of Eliza- 
beth J. Peters '35 to observe Charter Day and celebrate 
the 100th anniversary of Bucknell University. The re- 
enactment of the granting of the charter had been heard at 
10:00 o'clock in the morning in a broadcast over the local 
radio station WMRF. Those of us who were working at 
the time had the privilege of hearing it in the evening 
through the courtesy of Mr. Josef Smiley of W^MRF. As a 
part of our program we read the charter and the history of 

the University with its interesting sidelights. As we did 
not have a speaker, we read the "Report from the Campus 
for Bucknell's Hundredth Birthday." The "note" was 
burned with an appropriate ceremony to celebrate the can- 
celling of Bucknell's debt. 

Miss Nora M. Greene '94, the oldest graduate in this 
area, cut the birthday cake, a large two-tier cake with white- 
icing and pink candles. The hostess served ice cream and 
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Lycoming County 

APPROXIMATELY eighty Bucknellians met February 
..yjL 5 at the Masonic Hail in Montoursville, Pa., to forge 
their link in the nation-wide chain of birthday celebrations. 

Spencer W. Hill '30, local president, was chairman and 
introduced Dr. Philip L. Harriman of the Bucknell faculty, 
who gave the main address of the evening. Dr. Harriman 
interestingly traced the early history of Bucknell and, by 
way of comparison, gave a word picture of present con- 
ditions on the campus. After Dr. Harriman's address, 
everyone listened with great interest to the re-enactment of 
the charter presentation ceremony broadcast from Harris- 

The invocation was given by G. Heil Gramley, M.A. '32. 
George Walters '33 spoke briefly on behalf of the Bison 
Club. Singing of Bucknell songs (with innovations) was 
led by W. E. Nichols '21, who was ably assisted by Henry 
Fessler '29, George Walters and Heil Gramley. Dinner 
music was played by the Brahms Trio. 

One of the most enjoyable features of the evening was 
the dancing which followed the dinner program. Everyone 
whose joints had not become too stiff w-ith the passage of 
years joined in the fun — and it was fun. Cards were pro- 
vided for those who did not care to dance. 

The dinner was excellent, the fellowship was of the best 
and, to bring out that old chestnut, "A good time was had 
by all." 

Metropolitan Club, New York City 

0°HE words of our Alma Mater, "While memories fond 
v_/ come trooping by," came to active realization on 
February 5, 1946, the 100th birthday of dear Bucknell, 
when about 250 loyal alumni of the New York Metro- 
politan area assembled at Cafe Savarin, 120 Broadway, to 
pay homage to the college that meant "fond memories" 
and happiness in life because we were privileged to be 
sons and daughters of Bucknell. 

Familiar faces were linked with familiar names of our 
own college days and then, too, we listened to our elders 
as they talked of "those happy days" and we were delighted 
when the Class of '45, present in strong array, gave Buck- 
nell cheers and sang Bucknell songs of the present era. It 
was the past and present of Bucknell. Dr. Coleman, dean 
of Bucknell, brought us a glimpse of the future when in 
an eloquent speech he responded to New York's President 
Jay Bond's request for a talk on Bucknell. "Red" Lowther 
'14 led the singing of Bucknell songs, and Bucknell's ath- 
letics of the future were described by Tommie Mangan '21, 
former Bucknell football hero and earnest worker in Buck- 
nell athletics through the years as he and John Conway 
'16. Bison Club president, sought members for the Bison 
Club. Emily Devine Kelly '21, whose daughter, Emily 
Devine Kelly '46, is a member of the present senior class, 
pictured the centennial celebration taking place on the 
campus as well as in Alumni groups all over the United 


States, as she gave the toast to Bucknell on behalf of the 
Metropolitan Bucknell Alumni Club of which she is sec- 

The recorded re-enactment of the charter signing was 
unable to be heard on the radio as anticipated ; but silently, 
as we sang the Alma Mater, all minds reverted to that 
scene, and as we said farewells there was a silent thanks- 
giving in the heart of every Bucknellian to those forefathers 
and to everyone who had made Bucknell, with its "fond 
memories trooping by," a reality. 

Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania 

O^WENTY-SIX Bucknellians and friends attended the 
v_/ birthday celebration staged by the Mount Carmel 
Bucknell Alumni Club at the Omicron Pi Sigma rooms in 
Mount Carmel. Vincent W. McHail '28, president of the 
club, was in charge of the meeting. 

The program included the singing of Bucknell songs 
accompanied by Mrs. V. W. McHail, the reading of high- 
lights from the campus by Nellie Johnson '05, the playing 
of the recording featuring President Spencer and Governor 
Martin, and the burning of a note by Doctors R. R. Scic- 
chitano x'25 and T. Lamar Williams '02, symbolizing the 
payment of all debts by the University. 

Officers elected for the coming year are: president, Harry 
W. Jones '23; vice-president, Frank Bartos '23; secretary- 
treasurer, Mrs. Harry "W. Jones (Elizabeth Moore '24). 

Heber "W. Youngken 

New England Club, Boston 

i^ wives and husbands, 
and friends gathered at Hotel 
Beaconsfield to celebrate the 
100th birthday party of Buck- 
nell University, with dinner at 
7:00 P.M. followed by the 
centennial program which was 
fully enjoyed by all. A re- 
cording of the broadcast from 
Harrisburg, re-enacting the 
granting of the original char- 
ter to the University at Lewis- 
burg, was run off from 8: 00 
to 8: 15 P. M. The following 
program, interspersed with 
Bucknell songs and yells, pro- 
vided a most interesting evening: 

1. A welcome to those assembled was given by the chair- 

2. Letters and telegrams from those unable to be present, 
and the letter of greeting from President Herbert L. 
Spencer, were then read by the chairman. 

3. A report from the Bucknell campus was read by H. A. 
Larson '21. 

4. The original charter of the University at Lewisburg was 
read by Reverend W. D. Callender '23. 

5. The history of the University at Lewisburg, from its 
founding through the presidencies of Taylor, Malcolm, 
Loomis and Hill, with many personal anecdotes, was 
given by Albert Waffle Owens '09. 

6. Reminiscences of Bucknell at the turn of the century 
were given by the Reverend Edward C. Pauling '93. 
(He is 81 years old and preaches every Sunday, being 


pastor of the Temple Baptist Church at Lynn, Mass.) 
Among other statements, he said, "Next to the Lord, 
Bucknell was the greatest source of inspiration in my 

7. The history of Bucknell University through the presi- 
dencies of Harris, Hunt, Rainey and Marts was given 
by Dr. J. Herbert Waite '11. 

8. Re-living the glories and successes of Bucknell athletics 
was voiced by a former football captain. Dr. Hugo B. 
C. Riemer '06. 

9. A representative of the younger Alumni and of the 
armed services, Lt. Martin M. Cummings '41 of the 
United States Marine Hospital at Boston, gave an in- 
teresting talk. 

10. Alumnae were ably represented in a delightful talk by 
Mrs. Clarence M. Kriner (Henrietta Heinsling '17). 

11. Re-enactment of the burning of the mortgage, freeing 
Bucknell of debt, provided an emotional highlight. 

12. At 10: 00 P.M. all joined in a toast to the future of 

The meeting opened and closed with invocation by Rev- 
erend Finley Keech '22 of Fall River and with benediction 
by Reverend Edward C. Pauling of Lynn. The committee 
consisting of Dr. Heber W. Youngken (chairman). Dr. 
Albert W. Owens, Dr. Hugo B. C. Riemer and Dr. J. 
Herbert Waite was retained until the next meeting, when 
regular club officers will be elected. All who attended ex- 
perienced a stirring and satisfactory evening, and plans are 
underway to repeat these contacts at an early date. 

Northern California 

C^'-'HIS city and the territory surrounding will soon have 
y^ a Bucknell Alumni Club. Broadcasting difficulties 
convinced the leaders there that it would be better to or- 
ganize a little later, when they would be sure of having all 
the equipment required for a successful celebration. H. F. 
Hartzell '08, George Mattis x'07, and Dorothy Westby- 
Gibson '40 are handling Bucknell's interests in that area 
and the club will soon be rolling. A letter from Mr. Hart- 
zell, dated January 30, stated that because they were not 
certain they would receive the broadcast he questioned 
whether they would get the group together on February 5. 
"We realize the sentimental value of that date, but since 
we shall not be able to hear the broadcast, and may not 
even have the recording, we thought we should wait until 
we receive the latter and then proceed to arrange for the 
first meeting." 

"We are sorry about this and at least we will be thinking 
of you and Old Bucknell on that date if we don't get to- 
gether. When we do get together, we will endeavor to 
follow your suggestions with reference to election of offi- 
cers, sending you a story with pictures, etc." 

"I think, whether we get together February fifth or not, 
we will also follow your suggestion to have the club year 
begin on that date; or at least Ell suggest that, and proba- 
bly we can have our annual meeting every year on that date, 
with possibly other meetings in between." 

"We are now awaiting the arrival of the recording, and 
if you have any further comments or suggestions to make 
we shall be glad to have them. If the opportunity is af- 
forded at the ceremony or elsewhere, please extend our 
greetings on behalf of the Northern California Alumni." 



ni paid filling tribute to 

S. Dale Spotts 

tlieir Alma Mater on I'cb- 
riiary 5 by turning out two 
Ininclrcil a n d Iwenty - two 
strong to honor lier as she 
passed the century mark. It 
was a gahi affair wliere many 
old acquaintances were re- 
newed before we did justice 
to the excellent banquet 
served by McAllisters'. 

There coukl be no doLibt as 
to the rea,son for the celebra- 
tion when, to the tune of 
"Happy Birthday," a huge 
birthday cake was brought in 
complete with one hundred orange and blue candles, and 
as proof of its size and reality we all had a taste. 

At 8:30 we tuned in to the broadcast from Harrisburg 
in which President Spencer and Governor Martin re-enacted 
the granting of the charter to the University at Lewisburg 
on February 5, 1846. 

Then led by Philadelphia's new "live-wire" president, 
Dr. S. Dale Spotts '18, the evening moved into full swing. 
To mention the highlights — an orchid presented to the 
oldest graduate present, Mrs. Flora Clymer of the Class of 
1893, and, flowers to the three youngest graduates from the 
Class of 1945; a very amusing monologue by Mrs. Irving 
Raymond (Anne Landis '32) ; a message from President 
Spencer read by Dr. Spotts; and the burning of a note to 
celebrate the cancelling of Bucknell's debt. 

Dr. C. Willard Smith, associate professor of English and 
director of dramatics at Bucknell, was then introduced. In 
his very entertaining way he surveyed Bucknell's first hun- 
dred years — from the days when the only way for students 
to reach Lewisburg was by stage coach or canal boat, to 
the great occasion when the first train chugged into Mon- 
tandon, and finally to some highly amusing incidents of 
campus life with Marines or Navy present. 

All in all it was a grand evening, and our hats are off 
to Dr. Spotts and the committee headed by James Tyson, 
Sr. '11 and Alice Roberts '24 for arranging such a fine 

Also — all Alumni in and around Philadelphia: Don't 
forget the Centennial Bali at the Merion Cricket Club on 
May 25. 

Perth Amboy, New Jersey 

CTVT^HILE no meeting was held here, for a number of 
ySU good reasons, plans are in the making for a meet- 
ing during the spring months. Bucknellians in this area 
should contact J. Leslie Crowell '11, 97 Gordon St., Perth 
Amboy, N. J. He will appreciate your help. 


0*=>HE one hundredth anniversary of the granting of 
\D Bucknell's charter was celebrated by the Pittsburgh 
Alumni group at the University Club on February 5. Over 
140 people attended this party, and after a grand dinner 
the meeting was called to order by President Harry C. 
Hunter '28. Following the invocation by Reverend Charles 
M. Teufel '04, toastmaster John T. Shirley x'09 introduced 

the speaker of Ihe evening, the Honorable Joseph W. Hen- 
derson '08, late president of the American Bar Association, 
wlio traced the history of Bucknell and brought to light 
iTiany humorous and interesting incidents in its hundred 
years of living. 

Dr. Roy G. Bostwick '05, chairman of the Board of 
Trustees, congratulated the group on its large attendance 
.ind gave us Lip-to-date information on the various problems 
facing the University. 

Other highlights of the jirogram was the toast to Buck- 
nell by Mrs. Boyd L. Newcomb (Helen E. Bodine x'20) ; 
the group photograph; group singing led by Carolyn Hunt 
Mahaffey '25; the recording of the re-enactment of the 
signing of Bucknell's charter by Governor Edward A. 
Martin and Dr. Herbert Spencer; and the many talk-fests 
ihal followed the meeting. 

Among those at the speakers' table were W. I. King '01, 
trustee; J. M. Hopwood, trustee; and Andrew R. Mathie- 

son '20, Alumni trustee. 

Gilbert F.^glev 

Pittsfield, Massachusetts 

CT^HE Bucknell Alumni 
C9 C 1 u b of Pittsfield, 
Mass., celebrated the centen- 
nial of Alma Mater with a 
dinner meeting at the White 
Tree Inn in Pittsfield. Fif- 
teen attended. 

Following the dinner, the 
group was entertained by the 
new transcription of the Bell 
Telephone Hour in which 
"behind the scenes" activities 
were shown of the broadcast 
as well as the "on stage" 
presentation of Josef Hoff- 
man, famed pianist. An ad- 
ditional showing of the Hur- 
ricane Disaster of 1938 gave a vivid picture of destruction 
by the elements and the spectacular methods used to restore 
communication facilities v.'hich had been leveled over an 
area of thousands of square miles. 

The charter ceremonies at Harrisburg, Pa., were ren- 
dered by transcription and the recording was a faithful and 
intimate presentation of the characters participating. The 
section of the recording which recited Aliss Emma Dillon's 
toast was joined in by the group at 10:00 P.M. and 
pledged Bucknell's continued success. 

The "Report from the Campus" and President Herbert 
Spencer's "Bucknell Greetings" were read as parts of the 
program; also, the note representing the mortgage cancel- 
lation was duly burned. In our strike-stricken community 
it evoked comment on the magnitude of the Bucknell ac- 

A short business session was devoted to the filling of the 
vacant office of vice-president and the creation of the new 
oflice of treasurer. Stephen Terpak '24 was elected vice- 
president, and Harold T. Sharpe '13 treasurer. Annual dues 
were voted upon to cover current expenses and to continue 
the Club membership in the Bison Club. Future meetings 
and a program of speakers were discussed with particular 
stress being placed on the anticipated visit of President 

The Club voted its tlianks to the Alumni Office for its 





1. BALTIMORE; J. Fred Moore '22 and Eleanor Buchholz '31 Burn Note while Bromley Smith '95 Looks on. 

2. READING: Jeanne Kurtz '38, Emma Dillon '15 and Howard Fisher '13. 

3. ROCHESTER: "Ed" Hartman x'35 Cuts the Cake. 


5. ROCHESTER: Judge J. W. McCracken '02 and "Ed" Hartman Burn the Note. 


7. LEWISBURG: Berkeley V. Hastings x'13 Spe.^king. 
S. BALTIMORE Banquet. 

9. LEWISBURG; Mary Walker '35 and Donald Young '33 Burn the Note. 
10. PITTSBURGH Banquet. 

thorough handling of the anniversary celebration and the 
preparation of the program material. 

The meeting was concluded with Bucknell songs and 

Pottsville, Pennsylvania 

C^^HE Pottsville Club, which has been inactive for sev- 
^^ eral years, did not hold a meeting. However, Phoebe 
C. Evans '30, chairman, reports that the Bucknell women 
of that area will hold a bridge party at the Necho-Allen 
Hotel in the near future. 

Reading, Pennsylvania 

OINCE President John E. 
QJ Steely '26 was moving to 
Harrisburg, Jeanne C. Kurtz 
'38 accepted the chairmanship 
of the committee which 
planned the Reading meeting. 
At the re-organization meet- 
ing, Dr. G. C. L. Riemer '95 
was named president; Dr. 
John R. Bower x'30 and Mrs. 
Benjamin Stillwagon (Mary 
Josephine Wolfe Ix'l4), vice- 
presidents; and Helen Cun- 
liffe '39, secretary. The meet- 
ing was held at the Wyomis- 
sing Club. 

Emma E. Dillon '15 was 
the guest speaker and told an interesting story of Bucknell's 
past, present and probable future. Miss Dillon, a lawyer 
in Trenton, N. J., is president of the General Alumni As- 
sociation of Bucknell. She is secretary of the New Jersey 
Bar Association and the first woman to be appointed a Su- 
preme Court commissioner. Howard Fisher '13 obtained 
a record player and the group greatly enjoyed the re- 
enactment of the granting of the charter in 1846. 

The program was concluded with the reading of the 
letter from President Spencer and the burning of the evi- 
dence of debt. The forty Bucknellians and friends present 
had a grand time. 


G. C. L. Riemer 

Rochester, New York 

O^WENTY-FIVE Rochester Bucknellians assembled at 
\D the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles "Wright '16 on 
February 5 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of their 
Alma Mater's founding. The group had ample opportu- 
nity to renew old acquaintances before President Ed Hart- 
man x'35 started the formal part of the celebration by 
playing the broadcast transcription of ceremonies held in 
Governor Martin's office. The record reproduced very 
satisfactorily and all of us were very much impressed with 
this historical part of the celebration. "Warren Slocum '20 
read the "Notes from the Campus," telling of plans and 
programs both underway and proposed for the immediate 
future, and then yielded the floor to Lewis Hutchinson '23, 
who led the group in drinking the toast to Bucknell. 
Judge J. "W. McCracken '02 and Ed Hartman officiated at 
the ceremony of burning the $100,000 note, which sym- 
bolized the final settlement of Bucknell's indebtedness. 

Next, interest was immediately centered on a beautifully 
decorated orange and blue cake, appropriately inscribed 


"Bucknell 100 Years," along with a Latin proverb which 
Ellis Smith '21 assured us meant, "May it live, may it grow, 
may it flourish," "We practiced cutting the cake several 
times for the benefit of a photographer and after being 
grouped and re-grouped, we were more than ready to have 
the refreshments which were extremely enjoyable both 
from the standpoint of quality and quantity. 

Later in the evening, group singing was enjoyed by those 
musically inclined. "This effort was embellished by the 
vocalizations of "Volney Frankel '43, who had just returned 
from the Pacific in time to be with us. The group as a 
whole contained representatives of classes from '02 to '45, 
with Judge and Mrs. John McCracken upholding the honors 
of '02 and "William "Webster representing the class of '45. 
Several newcomers to the group included Elmo Pascale '44 
and "William Reardon '43, who are temporarily living in 
this vicinity. 

All in all, everyone expressed pleasure in participating in 
the program, and especially when it was realized that we 
were only one small part of a much larger body of Buck- 
nellians meeting simultaneously throughout the country. 

Rocky Mountain 

C^^HOUGH few and far between, the Rocky Mountain 
v^ group lacked nothing in good old Bucknell spirit and 
fellowship. And "far" really means distance out here. 
Our fourteen Bucknellians and kin represented four mu- 
nicipalities and spanned the classes of '98 to '42. "We 
gathered at the Denver Athletic Club at 6: 30 P.M. and 
feasted on juicy steak (how about you?) and lively chatter 
until time for the official program. 

Our president, John B, Rishel '15, and secretary. Bob 
McGrath '33, brought us up-to-date on activities at previous 
meetings and following our last "meeting on November 1, 
1942. "War activities and rationing put a crimp in formal 
meetings since then, but John managed to keep threads of 
the group together. He actually seems to sleuth after Buck- 
nellians. During the war period he located several boys 
stationed in this area and gave them some Bucknell and 
holiday spirit around Christmas and Thanksgiving, One 
fellow he wrote to back in 1942 just answered his letter a 
few days ago, said he was bringing his family back to 
Denver to settle, and asked John if he could give him 
some advice on housing. Seems that, once tied, the Buck- 
nell knot never comes undone, even though it may get a 
little loose. The old members of our group have kept in 
touch individually, if not collectively. But the centennial 
has brought us together again as a group, and we're going 
to stick. 

The formal part of our meeting, the centennial record- 
ing and messages, were an inspiration to all of us. And 
we relished the burning of the note, even though we feared 
for Flora Sigel Pohlman's (x'98) fingers. She took no 
chances on any of that note staying alive and hung on 'till 
the flame flickered out. 

We re-elected our president and secretary and added a 
vice-president, Karl K. Hulley '18; a treasurer, Thomas B. 
Richards '37; and a historian, Beatrice Smith '33. 

A free-for-all story-swapping session got under way and 
lasted until they closed the doors on us. We separated 
with a genuine feeling of pride and happiness in having 
been and still being a part of the Bucknell of yesterday 
and the Bucknell of tomorrow. 

Scranton, Pennsylvania 

Cy^HE Scranton liirthday party diffcrci-l from all others 
kD in two ways. It was attended by a son of one past 
president of Bucknell: Herbert F. Harris '96, son of John 
Howard Harris '69, and the grandson of another: Walter 
L. Hill '23, grandson of David J. Hill 74, The other dif- 
ference is that many of the celebrities at this meeting were 
sketched by Joseph Walsh, cartoonist at the Scrdiiion 'i/nics. 
Mr. Walsh's creations are published herewith. 

The party was a very jolly one. President Sanford Bern- 
inger '22 was in rare good form and kept things moving. 
Dayton Ranck '1 6, treasurer of the University, brought the 
report from the campus along with a clear picture of the 
college in history and today. He regaled the group with 
reminiscences of characters and incidents famous in Buck- 
nell lore. He thanked the Alumni for their part in clear- 
ing up the old debt and g'etting set for new ventures. 

William D. Golightly '25, pastor of Immanuel Baptist 
Church of Scranton, offered the invocation. William J. 
Curnow '32 led the singing accompanied by Emma 
Fuhrer '21. David L. Griffiths '33 of Station WGBI engi- 
neered the presentation of the broadcast. James R. Hughes 
of the Class of '94 officiated at the burning of evidence of 

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Shamokin, Pennsylvania 

O^HE Shamokin Bucknell Alumni Club met the night 
\D of February 5 for the centennial dinner at the Penn- 
Lee Hotel, Shamokin. 

After dinner the group assembled in the home of Attor- 
ney and Mrs. Francis F. Reamer to hear the recording of 
the re-enactment of the granting of the charter. Mr. 
Reamer reviewed the history of the University, as well as 
the present University program. He outlined the plans for 
further celebration at Commencement and Homecoming. 

Following the note-burning ceremony, election of offi- 
cers for the club was held. Officers elected were: Francis 
F. Reamer '21, president; Mrs. Gladys Emerick Erdman '23, 
vice-president; Caroline Welker '44, secretary; Irene Fritz 
'19, treasurer; John Carter '21, historian; and Daniel W. 
Kearney '17, solicitor. 

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Sharon, Pennsylvania 

(^UCKNELLIANS in the Sharon area celebrated our 
-LJ 100th birthday party in the home of David Mink '17. 
Though few in number, our loyalty and devotion made us 
feel a part of the ever-growing family of Bucknellians 
everywhere. At exactly 10:00 P.M., Frank Baker '25 
proudly proposed a toast to past accomplishments and cov- 
eted future success of our Alma Mater, Another highlight 
of the evening was the burnine of the morteaee. 

Regrets came in to us from Chauncey E, Brockway '07, 
Paul'stolz '20, Harry E, Schaffer '22 and Mrs, Schaffer 
(Madge Heimbach x'23). 

Having been coached in principles of democratic think- 
ing, we were happy to adopt for the evening "grads" of 
Geneva, Irving and the University of Nebraska, who en- 
tered into the spirit of the occasion with us. 

We very much appreciate the excellent recording and 
the fact that it is ours "for keeps," This recording was 
broadcast over our local station, WPIC, at 1 : 45 Tuesday 
afternoon. The announcement that the Glee Club will sing 
in Youngstown in early April was received with enthu- 

AttV PEn.u<iisi 

Sketches of Prominent Bucknellians 
AT Scranton B.anquet 


siasm. Plans were made for another get-together in the 
near future with an eye to organization of a club. 

We had such a delightful evening that it wasn't until 
Robert Everall '14 remembered that he had "an 8 o'clock 
and on the hill, too," that our party ended. 

Southern California 

Q^HE Los Angeles Buck- 
et nell Alumni Club held 
its second meeting Tuesday 
evening, February 5, 1946, in 
the offices of Dr. Doncaster 
G. Humm '09. Allan G. 
Ritter '09 presided. He read 
letters, reports and news ar- 
ticles pertaining to the cen- 

The oldest Alumna pres- 
ent was Mrs. Alice Bush Cole 
'90, who passed around a pic- 
ture of the building in which 
the Female Institute of the 
University of Lewisburg was 

Everyone joined in the toast to Alma Mater. Mrs. Lewis 
K. Davis (Lillian Esther Mattick '30) . led the group in 
singing the Alma Mater. 

Tuesday, March 19, is the date set for the Club's first 
dinner meeting. For this occasion we plan to invite as the 
speaker Theron Clark, former registrar at Bucknell and for 
many years in the same position in the University of South- 
ern California. 

We've at least made a start. 

Doncaster G. Humm 

South Jersey Club 

0*^HE following is a quota- 
(D tion from a letter from 
Lawrence Scotti '28, Haddon 
Heights, president: 

"Here is a synopsis of the 
affair held in our home and 
recorded by Frances M. Har- 
ris '27. 

"At 8: 30 P. M. February 
5, twelve Bucknell Alumni 
gathered before the radio to 
hear the transcription of the 
100th anniversary festivities 
from Harrisburg, Pa. After 
the inspiration of that pro- 
gram we took a consensus of 
opinion on the feasibility of 
small group meetings at bi-monthly intervals. Our group 
was wholeheartedly in favor of such a plan, feehng that it 
would stimulate interest in our annual South Jersey meet- 

"At 10: 00 o'clock, as we hope did all Bucknellians, we 
raised our glasses in the toast to our Alma Mater. Prayer 
was asked by Rev. Edward Capper '35 followed by our 
vocal "Happy Birthday, Dear Bucknell." It was after this 
that we heard our original charter read by Dr. Charles B. 
Lesher '01. We felt this a fitting time to burn the evi- 
dences of indebtedness and Glenn Ott '20 officiated until 
the last ash was destroyed. The most interesting history 

[ 20 

Lawrence Scotti 

of Bucknell from 1846 to 1946 was read by William Ries 
x'29, followed by the informative paper on campus activi- 
ties for the centennial year. 

"The climax to any birthday party comes at the time the 
hostess invites the guests to partake of refreshments. We 
really came to a grand finale when we cut a beautiful cake 
that read in orange and blue, 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY 

The club met in seven different homes of members. This 
letter is followed by those from other groups in the South 
Jersey Club. 


<Y OE McCORMICK '26 reported a poor attendance at 
C/ Bridgeton. However, he had the recording broadcast 
over WSNJ and hopes that all Bucknellians heard it. He 
is doubtful whether the plan of holding several local meet- 
ings is promising, but closes his report to the club president 
as follows: "My very best regards to you and to our other 
Bucknell friends with whom you may come in contact. Call 
again, Mr. President, and I shall do my best to co-operate." 


^LUMNI in the Vineland-Millville area of the South 
^y^ Jersey Club gathered at the home of Larry Kimball 
'23 in Vineland for Bucknell's Charter Day program. A 
re-broadcast of the radio program was heard over Station 

Donald Streeter x'28, vice-president of the South Jersey 
Bucknell Club, read President Spencer's letter and also re- 
viewed the "Report from the Campus." At 10: 00 o'clock 
we drank the Alumni toast and had some Bucknell songs 
with Marion B. Ayars '23 at the piano. A replica of the 
note was burned under the supervision of Kenneth M. 
Delafrange '38. 

C. Arlene Kimball '27, assisted by Edna Whittam Glover 
'14, served refreshments. 

South Michigan-Toledo 


HE night was a bad one 

for a meeting. The 
morning had dawned with all 
roads covered with a coat 
of ice, which slowed all cars 
down to a crawl. By 4: 00 
o'clock, when the alumni sec- 
retary started to drive from 
Detroit to Ann Arbor, where 
the meeting was to be held, 
a heavy fog had settled over 
the roads and affected auto 
speed about as had the ice. 
This resulted in no attendance 
from Detroit, where more 
than thirty Alumni live. Tole- 
do, however, had no ice and 
Tom Hann '27 brought Mrs. Hann, Lois Depuy '45 and 
Nancy Woehling '45 to the party. Mrs. A. Herbert Haslam 
(Marian Riess '20) had called all the Bucknellians in the 
Toledo area and notified them of the change of the meeting 
from Detroit to Ann Arbor. 

Out in Ann Arbor, Charles Fries '09 and Mrs. Fries 
(Agnes Carswell '19) had done as thorough a job as ever 
happened in getting out the Alumni. In spite of the ex- 

Arthur L. Brandon 

Lrcmely unfavorable circumslantcs, scvenlccn persons sat 
down to a tIclicioLis dinner at the Micliigan Union, Fries, 
who was chairman of the meeting, handled it with his usual 
hlat. He called on each person present to rise and tell not 
only who he was but where he lived and why he lived there. 
"Art" Brandon, A.M. '27, the new director of public rela- 
tions at the University of Michigan, spoke briefly and con- 
gratulated Ducknell on her hundredth birthday. I'rank 
Davis, alumni secretary, then reported from the canijius, 
showed kodachrome pictures of the campus and brought 
greetings from President Spencer and President Dillon of 
the General Alumni Association. 

From the dining room the group went to the spacious 
offices of Dr. Fries and heard the recording featuring 
President Spencer and Governor Martin. The reproduction 
was perfect and was enthusiastically received. Following 
this, election of officers was held with the following results: 
president, Arthur L. Brandon, Ann Arbor; vice-president, 
Thomas D. Hann, Jr., Toledo; and secretary, Mary E. Id- 
dings '34, Detroit. The intention is to meet in the three 
cities (Ann Arbor, Detroit and Toledo) in rotation. Buck- 
nellians in this area, please take notice. 

'I'he Triple Cities Club is made up of Alumni from Bing- 
lamton, lindicott and Johnson City, N. Y. 

Towanda, Pennsylvania 

yj MEETING was held at the home of Lloyd Trim- 
,^/jt mer '28, president of the club. Lloyd reports that 
although attendance was not large, a "good time was had." 
He says, "The early part of the meeting was used for a 
report on the materials sent out by the Alumni Office on 
the history and developments at Bucknell during the war 
period. The remainder consisted in a good visit and much 
reminiscing about our past days at Bucknell. It is hoped 
that we can have another meeting in the summer to which 
more may come." 

Triple Cities 

CTy^ORE than twenty-five 
^0[^ Bucknellians and 

friends heard Dr. James 
Gathings, head of the Politi- 
cal Science Department, speak 
at the Triple Cities Bucknell 
Alumni Club's observance of 
the centennial celebration. 

An informal dinner in the 
Gold Room of the Arlington 
Hotel, Binghamton, N. Y., 
was held Saturday night, Feb- 
ruary 2 — three days ahead of 
other Alumni gatherings, so 
the Triple Cities Bucknellians 
became, in a sense, the "early 

To the participants in the celebration Dr. Gathings 
brought a detailed picture of campus life, coupled with a 
review of Bucknell's part in the war and an outline of the 
bright prospects ahead. Preceding Dr. Gathings' talk, the 
record of the re-enactment of the charter-granting ceremony 
was played. 

Eight members who had been discharged from service 
were introduced and spoke briefly. 

At the speakers' table were Dr. Gathings, Harry E. Stab- 
ler x'23, retiring club president; Harvey W. Tr.ivis '38. 
president; Mr. and Mrs. Samuel W. Bernstein '33 and '34 
respectively; and Miss Pauline Tras, sister of Peter Tras, 
Jr. x'43. 

Harvey W. Travis 

Trenton, New Jersey 

^ RECORD attendance of fifty-two Alumni and 
_/i friends of the Central Jersey Bucknell Alumni Club 
gathered at the Mary Gray Tea Room in Trenton on Feb- 
ruary 5 to celebrate Bucknell's hundredth birthday. Eight 
returned servicemen were present and received the applause 
of the club. 

Our president, Paul Humphreys, read a letter of greet- 
ings from Dr. Spencer, a telegram of greeting from the 
Philadelphia Alumni Club, and a toast sent to the club by 
Emma Dillon, president of the General Alumni Association. 

The guest speaker, Ward Gage '38, assistant to the dean 
of men and secretary of the Bucknell Centennial Committee, 
gave an interesting and inspiring talk on Bucknell's early 
history and her progress up to present-day events on the 

The retiring officers were re-elected for the coming year. 
They are: president, Paul Humphreys '28; vice-president, 
Louis Russo '33; secretary, Mrs. Clinton I. Sprout '18; 
treasurer, Mrs. Kenneth Murphy x'27. 

After ceremoniously burning the replica of a Bucknell 
note of indebtedness and the singing of our Alma Mater, 
the meeting adjourned. 

Uniontown, Pennsylvania 

eHARLES L. STEINER '23 stepped in and substituted 
for President Harold C. Marshall '26, who was unable 
to serve through no fault of his own. In a letter to the 
Alumni secretary Steiner says: "I am ver)' sorry that we 
were unable to arrange any kind of a birthday celebration 
in Uniontown but we did do the next best thing. We were 
fortunate in being able to arrange with the local station, 
WMBS, to broadcast the transcription which you sent. This 
was put on at 7: 00 o'clock last night and was well pub- 
licized as evidenced by the enclosed newspaper tear sheets. 
We believe that many local people heard the broadcast and 
that the Universit)' gained some very good publicity." 

The publicity referred to was a front-page story of the 
broadcast detailing some of the accomplishments of Buck- 
nell. " 

Washington, D. C. 

(REPRESENTING one of the many Bucknell family 
J-\ clusters gathered to celebrate our Alma Mater's 
hundredth birthdaj', thirty-two Bucknell sons and daugh- 
ters met in the club room of the Fairfax Hotel in Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

There was the usual preliminary buzzing among local 
regulars about latest personal episodes; the questioning of 
one another as to w^ho had heard from Bett}' Bentley 
SchefHer; what happened to the Bill Jameses: whether 
Harry Shipe and his wife were back from California; is 
Harry Pierson here.' did Bob and Bett)^ Cook have a boy 
or a girl? (Incidentally, it is a boy.) 

Then came a delicious dinner of ham, browned potatoes, 
string beans, cottage cheese relish salad, ice cream and 
beverage. Standing on the table were little sandwich-sign 
styled bisons, on which was modernistically inscribed the 
numeral 100. These decorations, as well as the bisonette 
lapel identification tags, were created by Ernie Blanche '38, 
program chairman for the evening, with the able assistance 


in more than a supervisory capacity of Mrs. Judy Blanche. 

Immediately after the dinner, pictures were taicen of the 
party and the cake-cutting ceremony. The group then rose 
to sing "Dear Bucknell" during the serving of the cake, 
the uncut top section of which, bearing the inscription, 
""Happy Birthday, Bucknell," was subsequently presented 
to Mrs. Creighton M. Konkle '01, oldest Alumnus present. 

Highlight of the evening was the playing of the centen- 
nial recording. At the end, glasses were lifted in the toast 
to Alma Mater and recordings of "'Happy Birthday" and 
'"Auld Lang Syne" were played. 

Then came the report from the campus, the president's 
letter and the burning of the note with Grace Stone '41 as 
official destroyer. Ernie Blanche officiated at a pantomime 
game, with all present participating. Everyone was asked 
to write down an event, a place or a person reminiscent of 
Bucknell, and individuals were chosen at random to enact 
in a wordless but vivid manner the respective items sug- 
gested, while others in the group tried to identify the por- 

The meeting was adjourned after the reading of a clever 
poem prepared for the occasion by Grace Stone and the 
appointment of a nominating committee for the forthcom- 
ing election of officers at the May meeting. 

John S. Peifer 

Wellsboro, Pennsylvania 


-^ forty Bucknell Alumni 
and friends met at the Penn 
Wells Hotel, Wellsboro, 
Tuesday evening, February 5, 
for a dinner honoring the 
hundredth anniversary of the 
granting of the Bucknell char- 
ter, elected John S. Peifer of 
the Wellsboro High School 
faculty president of the Wells- 
boro Bucknell Club and heard 
an informal talk by John B. 
Miller '26, associate professor 
of electrical engineering at 
Bucknell. Named to the vice- 
presidency was Warren L. 
Miller Sc.M. '37, supervising principal of the Mansfield 
schools, with Leon B. Cameron, Jr. '38 appointed historian 
of the group. 

On the Bucknell faculty since 1927, Professor Miller is 
a native of Coudersport. Outlining changes in Bucknell's 
campus during the past few years, he cited the appointment 
of Dr. Herbert Lincoln Spencer as president of the Uni- 
versity as one of the biggest items of news interest to Buck- 
nell Alumni and urged that all Alumni and friends give 
Dr. Spencer their wholehearted support. Discussing briefly 
the great jam of students in educational institutions 
throughout the nation. Professor Miller said Bucknell was 
now 100 over their avowed complement of 1,300 and urged 
those seeking admission to Bucknell in the future to get 
their applications in as early as possible. At the present 
time, he continued, veterans are coming in large numbers, 
with returning Bucknellians having priority. He spoke of 
special arrangements which are being made to provide 
housing for these incoming veterans. Mr. Miller extended 
a cordial invitation for everyone to come back to the campus 
sometime during this centennial year. 

Highlighting the program was the burning of the fac- 

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simile of a $100,000 note by Wesley Brewer x'34, of the 
Corning Glass Works, to write finis to Bucknell's debt. 
John S. Peifer '29 acted as toastmaster of the session. 
Professor Eugene P. Bertin '17 of the Mansfield State 
Teachers College offered the invocation. Rock L. Butler 
Sc.M. '37, supervising principal of the Wellsboro Schools, 
read a letter from President Spencer which outlined the 
great strides Bucknell has made in the last century. 

Introductions of all present were made and the meeting 
closed with the group singing Bucknell's alma mater song, 
"Dear Bucknell," Mrs. John S. Peifer playing the accom- 

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 

C^*^HE Wilkes-Barre Alumni group of Bucknell Univer- 
v-^* sity celebrated the 100th anniversary of the granting 
of the school charter at a dinner — one of forty held 
throughout the nation — at Hotel Sterling on Tuesday eve- 
ning, February 5, 1946. 

Mr. Herbert S. Lloyd, dinner chairman, called the group 
together. The singing of "America" was followed by the 
invocation by Dr. Charles Roush, Class of 1909, pastor of 
the First Baptist Church of Wilkes-Barre. Mr. Lloyd led 
the singing of "Come Bucknell Warriors" and "Hail, All 
Hail, Bucknell" during the dinner. He urged the making 
of new friends as well as the keeping of old. 

At the conclusion of the dinner. Dr. Farley, director of 
the Bucknell Junior College at Wilkes-Barre, was intro- 
duced and urged a joint annual meeting of the University 
and Junior College Alumni. He said, "We have a real job 
to do in both institutions and the people in charge need the 
backing of those who have already graduated. Such gather- 
ings as this tonight are the intangible things that strengthen 
a college." 

President Lloyd was in rare good iorm and kept the meet- 
ing on a plane of genuine good fellowship. He read Presi- 
dent Spencer's greeting in which he referred to the 
permanence of the institution, like the mighty oaks in front 
of the Library, and its continual rejuvenation ; and he called 
attention to the fact that it was under the administration 
of Dr. Arnaud C. Marts that the debt was wiped out. At 
this point Dr. Samuel Davenport '16 proceeded to burn a 
facsimile of a $100,000 note. 

Shirley Higgins Brown sang two solos, "Loneliness" and 
"All Dressed Up," written by Eugene Nicolait '42 for the 
original musical comedy, "Star Bright." 

Dr. Farley then introduced Dr. Ralph E. Page, dean of 
men and head of the Bucknell Veterans' Bureau. He re- 
ported on the new athletic program, told of the problems 
facing the University in these stirring days and predicted 
great development of Bucknell during the next hundred 

Jane Nagro '43, president of the Junior College Alumni 
Association, extended greetings to the assembly and referred 
to the double challenge presented by membership in both 
associations. Then followed a radio presentation of the re- 
dedication of the charter for the establishment of Bucknell 
University. The program took place in Harrisburg, where 
President Spencer and Governor Martin, attired in the cos- 
tumes of the period, re-enacted the moving scene. 

At the business meeting following the program, Herbert 
Lloyd '11 was re-elected president, Claire Conway '05 was 
chosen vice-president and Shirley Higgins Brown '43, sec- 
retary-treasurer. The meeting then closed with the singing 
of the Alma Mater. 

Lock Haven ()r^ 

Cy^HE I-'allon |-folel at Lock Mavcn was the scene of a 
vJ fine Alumni party on Monday evening, I'ebruary 25. 
George F. B. Lehman was in charge of the meeting and 
had arranged for one of the best steak th'nners (genuine) 
seen in tliese parts since the war. 

President Spencer made tiie adihess of the evening and 
inspired the group with stories of wiiat is going on at ll)e 
campus and some things that are planned. I'rank G. Davis 
'11, Alumni secretary, told of the great birthday just past 
and showed kodachrome pictures of the campus. 

anizcs a New Club 

After the program, George took everyone to the Lock 
Haven State Teachers College, where the recording was 

The group enthusiastically organized with the following 
officers: president, George F, B. Lehman '25; vice-presi- 
dent, Lucille Scullen '26; secretary, Edna D, Rich '36. 
Board of Directors: I'rank Long '21, 3 years; F. S. Knights 
'Vi, 2 years; R. L. Hulsizer '21, 1 year. 

The group planned a summer party at the home of the 
Longs and everyone went home happy. 

Wkat nuckneliiaHS Clie U 




Reverend F. I. Sigmund has moved 
from Pemberton to Mickleton, N. J. 
He has been engaged in the active min- 
istry of the Baptist church for the past 
half century. 

I 1898 

New address: Mrs. Edwin M. 
Whitney (Emma M. Bolenius), 
Quaker Lake, Pawling, N. Y. 

Edward Bell has retired upon the 
completion of 361/7 years of service to 
the United States Steel Corp. at Johns- 
town, Pa. He has spent a lifetime en- 
gaged in engineering in various parts 
of the United States. 


Reverend A. S. Bechtel has retired 
from the active ministry of the Men- 
nonite church after a pastorate of 26 
years in Illinois, Iowa, Oklahoma and 
Kansas. Reverend and Mrs. Bechtel 
have moved from Hanston, Kansas, to 
Summerfield, 111., where they plan to 
make their home. 

New address: Charles W. Wolfe, 
Harpers Ferry, W. Va. 


New address: Margaret B. Groff, 
Chester Heights, Del. Co. 


New address: Ernest S. Burrows, 
160 Summit Ave., Summit, N. J. 

I xl907 
New address: Frances L. Groff, 
Chester Heights, Del. Co. 

New address: Dr. H. G. Diefen- 
derfer, 439 Ordiard St., Johnstown. 


Mr. and Mrs. Aviner W. Jury 
(Mabel C. Christian) reside at Col- 

legeville where Mr. Jury is engaged in 
building construction. 


New address: Mrs. Arthur B. 
Fowler (Katharine V. Bronson), 827 

Delaware Ave., Buffalo 9, N. Y. 


New address: Charles P. Ander- 
son, 1050 Franklin St., San Francisco, 

New address: Mrs. Helen Leve- 
good Clarke, 13844 Clifton Blvd., 
Lakeside 7, Ohio. 


New address: Rabbi Samuel H. 
Markowitz, 578 Post St., Elmira, N. Y. 


Reverend and Mrs. Morris W. Derr 
(Mary Beatty) reside at 2247 N. 
Fourth St., Philadelphia 33. 

New address: Emerson R. Hass- 
rick, editor of Philadelphia Evening 
Bulletin, 2031 Locust St., Philadel- 
phia 3. J92g 

James R. Herman, for more than 
25 years associated with the Actuarial 
Division of the Metropolitan Life In- 
surance Co., became secretar)' of that 
organization, effective January 1, 1946. 


New address: Dr. Nathaniel Tei- 
telbaum, 843 Popalar Ave., Apt. 14, 
Memphis 7, Tenn. 


New address: Mrs. David L. Bair 
(Kathryn R. Kaylor), 8 Alwyn Ter- 
race, Rutherford, N. J. 


New address: Catharine Y. Stahl, 

128 Rutgers Ave,, Swarthmore. 

New address: F. Davis Arnold, 

242 Newark Rd., Mt. Vernon. Ohio. 

Earl S. Dunlap is manager and 
chemist for the Capitol Piece Dye 
Works, Inc., at Garnerville, N. Y. 


New address: Mr. and Mrs. J. Har- 
old Hand, Jr. (Edna Watson '27), 
Highland Ave,, Chappaqua, N. Y. 


New address: Mrs. Glenn Miller 
(Mabel Dean), 609 W. 187th St., 
New York 33, N. Y. 

Dr. Leo F. Hadsall is professor of 
biology at Fresno State College. His 
home address is Route 2, Box 652, 
Fresno, CaHf. ^^^^^ 

Richard L. Hillier published in the 
October issue of Unii'ersily of Colo- 
rado Studies an interesting article, 
"Imagery of Color, Light, and Dark- 
ness in the Poetr)- of Christopher Mar- 

'"""" 1929 

Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Gaylord (Doro- 
thy Stenger '30) are now living at 71 
Foxcroft Road, Manhasset, N. Y. He 
is retail merchandise manager for the 
New^ York office of Montgomery Ward 
and Co. 

New address: Sigel F. Hepp, 83 
Brendel Ave., Hamburg. N. Y. 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert G. Weiden- 
saul (Mary E. Bennett '30) reside at 
1309 Morris Rd., Wynnewood. He is 
program director of the Army and 
Navy Y, M. C, A, in Philadelphia. 


New address: Irving W. Hamm, 
Shipley Rd, and Gumwood Dr., Wil- 
mington. Del, 

Louise Reinhan has taken the po- 
sition of secretar)' of the Child Wel- 
fare Department of Wayne County at 
Honesdale. in -si 

New address: Allan M. Ransom, 
I468 Fourth St,. Chehalis. Wash. 



New address: C. Lewis Emery, Jr., 
2006 Oxford, Rockford, III. 

MA 1931 

New address: Aletha L. Childs, 

South St., Claremont, N. H. 


Mr. and Mrs. H. Lynn Goughnour 

reside at 463 Carey Ave., Wilkes- 
Barre. Mr. Goughnour is guidance 
counselor in the Wilkes-Barre schools. 


New address: Quinton D. Hewitt, 
125 Mill Rd., Havertown. 

Reverend R. Earle Marcus is pastor 
of the Baptist Church, Parkerford. 

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Rishel are 
hving at 1341 West Eighth St., Erie. 
He is affiliated with the Swanson Tool 
and Machine Co. 

New address: Roger G. Stillman, 
Spring Garden and Houston Rd., Am- 
ber. 1933 

New address: Mrs. J. Kendall Van 
Deventer (Dr. Louise Christian), 
I960 Oak St., South Pasadena, Calif. 

Philip K. Frederick has been pro- 
moted to the position of regional 
manager of the Federal Land Bank of 
Baltimore. Formerly field representa- 
tive in Eastern Pennsylvania, he will 
have charge of an area covering Penn- 
sylvania and portions of West Virginia 
and Maryland. 

New address: Mrs. Wesley R. Kos- 
ter (Rhoda A. Lee), 8713 Second 
Ave., Silver Spring, Md. 

Chester D. Owens has been pro- 
moted temporarily from supervisor of 
education at Woodbourne Prison, 
Woodbourne, N. Y., to director of 
education at Elmira Reformatory, El- 
mira, N. Y. Mr. Owens also serves 
on the editorial staff of the Journal of 
Clinical Psychopathology and Psycho- 
therapy. His address is Apt. 5B-6 
Victory Heights, Horseheads, N. Y. 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold D. Yoder 
reside at R. D. 1, Box 184, Altoona. 
Mr. Yoder is a teacher in the science 
department in the Altoona Senior High 

New address: Abe W. Wasserman, 
264 Conklin Ave., Hillside, N. J. 


New address: Mrs. Charles S. Hoke 
(Elizabeth M. Pawling), 506 E. Day 
St., White Fish Bay, Milwaukee, Wis. 


Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Dixon (Helen 
Davis) have moved to 62 Cortland St., 
Norwich, N. Y., where Mr. Dixon is 
employed in the Norwich oflSce of the 
New York State Electric and Gas Corp. 


The new address of Mr. and Mrs. 
John B. Dempsey (Anne E. Culbert- 

son '38) is 2455 Graham St., Mil- 
waukee 7, Wis. He is manager of the 
Milwaukee office of the Independent 
Pneumatic Tool Co. 

New address: Levere M. Leese, 
1124 Hollywood Terrace, York. 

Dr. John T. Szypulski, fellowship 
student in thoracic surgery under Dr. 
R. H. Overholt of Boston, receives his 
mail at 1101 Beacon St., Brookline, 


New address: Reverend and Mrs. 
Melville D. Nesbit, Jr., Presbyterian 
Manse, 311 Franklin St., Ogdensburg, 
N. Y. 

New address: Robert J. Vogel, 8 
Ward Place, Caldwell, N. J. 


New address: Rudolph E. Ben- 
nage, N. Third St., Lewisburg. 

New address: Thomas E. Lehman, 

28 Reynolds St., Kingston. 


New address: Mr. and Mrs. John 
W. Long (Mary MalHnson), 407 
Carver St., Durham, N. C. 


New address: Mrs. Estelle Conklin 
(Estelle Di Petrillo), 68 Elizabeth 
Ave., E. Paterson, N. J. 

New Address: Dr. and Mrs. Ed- 
ward A. Rondeau, both physicians and 
surgeons, receive their mail at Box 126, 
Lockhart, S. C. 

MS 1937 

On January 10, 1946, at the ninety- 
fourth annual commencement of the 
Woman's Medical College of Pennsyl- 
vania in Philadelphia, Ruth G. Goyne 
received the degree of Doctor of Medi- 
cine. She will serve her interneship at 
the Harrisburg General Hospital. 


New address: Mrs. Harry B. Hol- 
lander (Ruth Ballentine), Buena 
Vista Ave., Rumson, N. J. 

New address: Mrs. Milton C. Bailey 
(Marion J. Corke), 62 Adams Ave., 
West Hempstead, N. Y. 

Dr. and Mrs. John D. Olson (Clem- 
entine E. Hires) are now residing at 
4643 Riverdale Rd., Jacksonville, Fla. 

New address: Charles C. Lau- 
bacher, Jr., 1308 A N. Buena Vista, 
Burbank, Calif. 


New address: Thomas D. Kinneas, 

2132 Homer St., Philadelphia 38. 


New address: Walter W. Burrows, 
243 Upland Rd., Wilhamsport 39. 

New address: Mr. and Mrs. John 
C. Gault (Kay Webb '40) , Couders- 

New address: Mrs. Allen Hamburg 
(Dorothy Gottschall '40), 625 N. 
Greenway Dr., Coral Gables, Fla. 

New address: Mr. and Mrs. Her- 
bert A. Lesher, R. D. 1, Pennington, 

New address: Mrs. Jack M. Hess 
(Ruth Llewellyn), 304 Thoburn St., 

New address: Mr. and Mrs. George 

C. Spurr, Jr. x'42 (Edith M. Basta), 
18847 Morang Drive, Detroit 5, Mich. 


New address: Mr. and Mrs. Wil- 
liam H. Roberts (Martha Patton 

x'4l), 1340 Putnam Ave., Plainfield, 

New address: Mr. and Mrs. B. F. 
Stockett (Mildred J. Sharis), 800 
Fourth Ave., Bristol. 


New address: Mr. and Mrs. Paul 
M. Albert (Ethel Abbotts), 1517 
Liberator Ave., Lehigh Park, Allen- 

New address: Mrs. L. F. Andrews 
(Margaret Bortz), 1564 Beverly Place, 
Berkeley, Calif. 

New address: Donald L. Drumm, 
National Board of Fire Underwriters, 
222 West Adams St., Chicago, 111. 

Mrs. Mary McClelland Lago's ar- 
ticle, "The New Missionary," has been 
requested and published by Made- 
moiselle. The article sets forth the 
challenging new positions open in the 
world-wide Christian movement and 
the work of outstanding collegians in 
this ende.avor. 

Anna R. Malick, formerly a teacher 
in the Northumberland High School, 
is now teaching in the commercial de- 
partment of the Sunbury High School. 

New address: Mr. and Mrs. Doug- 
les L. Fish (Mary Mayhew), 9415 
41st Ave., Elmhurst, L. I., N. Y. 

Florretta M. Meckler is now secre- 
tary to Assoc. Justice Wilbur K. Miller. 
She receives mail at her business ad- 
dress: U. S. Court of Appeals for the 
District of Columbia, 'Washington 1, 

D. C. 

New address: Mrs. Fredman J 
Walcott, Jr. (M. Permilla Miller), 
9-A Ware St., Apt. 14, Cambridge, 

New address: Franklin Sloff, 725 
Pennsylvania St., Gary, Ind. 

New address: Mr. and Mrs. Paul 
S. Monroe (Mary Wilkalis), 100 
Stanford Ave., Elyria, Ohio. 


New address: Alice E. Bee, ^135 S. 
51st St., Philadelphia •13. 

New address: Mr. and Mrs. Ralph 
S. Livengood (Jean E. Hechler), 737 
W. Hillsdale Ave., Hillsdale, N. J. 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Mathic- 
son (Patricia Salmon x'43) arc now 
living at 4<^9 liable Rock Ave., Rose- 
land, N. J. He is in the design en- 
gineering division of the Air Con- 
ditioning Dept. of the General Elec- 
tric Co. in Bloomfield, N. J. 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Royer 
(Dorothy Hughes) and two-year-old 
son. Dale, are at home at 145 A Atlan- 
tic Ave., Long Branch, N. J. Mr. 
Royer is a senior accountant for Stand- 
ard Brands, Inc. 

MSc 1941 
New address: Howard LeRoy Hen- 
dricks, Lehman. 


New address: Sara Ann Difender- 
fer, 439 Orchard St., Johnstown. 

New address: Mrs. Hugh W. Gran- 
berry (Margaret Linaberry), IS 
Haigh Ave., Schenectady 4, N. Y. 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Vander- 

bilt, Jr. (Dorian A. Smith '43) are 

living at 99 Payson Ave., New York 

34 N. Y 


New address: Mrs. Earl E. Benton 
(Norene E. Bond), 1213 Spruce Ave., 
Apt. 3-C, Philadelphia 7. 

New address: Mr. and Mrs. Roland 
McRoberts (Ruth Bolton '44), Main 
St., Valley View. 

Corinne E. McDonald is working 
as an accountant in the business office 
of Wilson College, Chambersburg. 

On October 10, 1945, the Reverend 
Douglas W. Passage became pastor of 
the Adams First Baptist Church at 
Honeyville and the South Rutland 
Community Baptist Church. Reverend 
Passage receives mail addressed Star 
Route, Watertown, N. Y. 

New address: Mrs. Richard F. Prest 
(Jean Troyer), 128 S. 31st St., Camp 


Esther V. Simpson is a stenographer 
for E. I. duPont de Nemours and Co., 
Inc. She lives at 900 Park Place, Wil- 
mington 19, Del. 


Harriet J. Ballentine is now em- 
ployed by the Bliikiston Publishing Co. 
She lives at 1800 Arch St., Philadel- 

Upon receiving her wings as a Penn- 
sylvania-Central Airlines hostess Beryl 
F. Delaney was assigned to flight duty 
at the PCA terminal in Pittsburgh. 

Mary E. Evans is secretary to the 
dircrlor of buildings and grounds for 
f>)lumbia University and Presbyterian 
Hospilal. Her address is 417 River- 
side Drive, New York 25, N, Y. 

New address: Mr. and Mrs. Robert 
L. LaBelle (Ida C. Gaston), 302 E. 
Marion St., Mishawaka, Ind. 

New address: Betty C. Miller, 
Broad and Moore Sts., New York 14, 
N. Y. 

New address: Corinne V. Nahles, 
115 Payne Whitney Lane, Manhasset, 
N. Y. 

Barbara G. Russell, medical tech- 
nician, lives at 25 Argyle Rd., Glen 

Ridge, N. J. ,„. , 
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New address: Mr. and Mrs. Wins- 
low N. Long (Barbara J. Henry), 
R. D. 3, Quakertown. 


Margaret A. Arthur is a medical 
technician in the Children's Hospital, 
Oakland, Pittsburgh. She receives 
mail at her home address: 956 Jack- 
man Ave., Avalon, Pittsburgh 2. 

June M. Biggs, Cowdin Circle, 
Chappaqua, N. Y., is a student in the 
medical school, Syracuse University, 
Syracuse, N. Y. 

Charles W. Boughter, accountant 
for the Armstrong Cork Co., receives 
his mail at Armstrong Manor, Lititz 
Pike, Lancaster R. D. 3. 

New address: Ruth Burnett, 61 Irv- 
ing Ave., Floral Park, N. Y. 

Rose A. Cianci, mathematics teacher 
in the high school at Pitman, N. J., 
lives at 709 S. Third St., Camden, 

New address: Mrs. William E. 
Barnes (Betty L. Cleckner), N. Lib- 
erty St., Extension C-53, Winston- 
Salem, N. C. 

Carolyn J. Dunkelberger is a bac- 
teriologist in the medical research di- 
vision of Sharp and Dohme Labora- 
tory, Glenolden. Her address is 4609 
Springfield Ave., Philadelphia 43. 

Marjorie J. Hall is a commercial 
teacher in the Downingtown Junior- 
Senior High School. She wishes mail 
addressed to 34 W. Lancaster Ave., 

New address: William Lawder, 
157 Morristown Rd., Elizabeth, N. J. 

Nicholas W. Marinelli is em- 
ployed as a junior accountant with 
David Griffiths, C.P.A. He lives at 
26 Gidding St., Pittston. 

New address: Barbara J. Morrow, 
123 W. 13th St., New York 11, N. Y. 

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Barclay, 
Jr. (Anna L. Snyder), reside at 1201 
Sixth Ave., Altoona. 

Dorothy L. Siolzenbcrg, 125 Howe 
Ave., Shelton, Conn., is receptionist 
and general consultant at the Valley 
Veterans Centre, Ansonia, Conn. 

Louise Wilson, auditor for Scovell, 
Wellington and Co., is living at Room 
625, Spellman Hall, Y.W.C.A., 607 
Hudson St., New York 14, N. Y. 



A son, James William, was born to 
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd D. Newport 
(Loveda M. Lagerman) on November 
21, 1945. Mr. Newport received his 
M.S. degree in 1937. 

Mr. and Mrs. Willard Hetler an- 
nounce the birth of a son, Douglas 
Willard, October 20, 1945. 


Dr. and Mrs. Harry Brooks are the 
parents of a son, Harry, Jr., born No- 
vember 23, 1945. 


Mr. and Mrs. S. Kenneth Dunkerly 
(Eleanor Dodd '33) announce the ar- 
rival of a son, Robert Edward, born 
October 3, 1945. 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Goodrich 
(Bernice Holz) are the parents of 
Paul Blair, born December 21, 1945. 


A daughter, Margaret Elsa, was born 
to Mr. and Mrs. Rodney G. Brown 
(Fannie R. Wood) at New Bruns- 
wick, N, J., December 22, 1945. 


A daughter, Helen Bonnie, was born 
to Lieutenant and Mrs. William B. 
Schrader, at Columbus, Ohio, January 
25, 1946. 


Mr. and Mrs. Leonard F. Feiser 
x'38 (Beth Druckemiller) announce 
the birth of a daughter, Carol Ann, 
October 24, 1945. The Feisers have 
moved from San Francisco to 74 Lang- 
don Square, L. I., N. Y. 


Mr. and Mrs. John O. Taxis (Ellen 
D. Gronemeyer) announce the birth 
of their second son, Edwin Hugh, 
January 14, 1946. 

Mr. and Mrs. Warren Hitchner 
(Anne Weatherby) are the parents of 
a son, David William, born January 
11, 1946. 



Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Gallup, 
Jr. x'43 (H. Lucille Cook) announce 
the birth of a son, Loren Kinney, Janu- 
ary 6, 1946. 

A son, Robert Cox, was born to Mr. 
and Mrs. Joseph W. Kohberger 
(Ruth Cox '40), December 29, 1945. 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward T. McFate of 
Buffalo, N. Y., announce that daugh- 
ter Kay has a baby sister, Barbara Ann, 
born November 12, 1945. 


A son, Charles John, was born to 
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Diblin, Decem- 
ber 12, 1945. 

Mr. and Mrs. Theodore R. Sirinek 
(Barbara Ludwig) are the parents of 
a son, Robert Theodore, born Decem- 
ber 10, 1945. 

A son, Eugene Gardner, was born to 
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Burpee 'x35, 
(Grace Gardner), November 16, 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Elder (Bar- 
bara M. Tompkins) proudly announce 
the birth of a son, Charles William, 
Jr., June 27, 1945. The Elders reside 
at 615 Kimberley, Birmingham, Mich, 

A daughter, Lee Ann, was born to 
Lieutenant and Mrs. John C. Winter, 
November 26, 1945. 


Mr. and Mrs. Clovis Sleeth (Elea- 
nor Lindell) announce the birth of 
their third child, Robert Lindell, Sep- 
tember 25, 1945. The Sleeths reside 
at 253 Rider Ave., Syracuse, N. Y. 

Mr. and Mrs. Willis T. Porch, Jr. 
(Alberta McCreedy) are the parents 
of a daughter, Margery Brooke, born 
November 8, 1945. 

A son, William Hugh, was born to 
Mr. and Mrs. William I. Dippert (Inza 
M. McNabb), August 26, 1945. 


A son, David Allen, was born to 
Mr. and Mrs. Clair Yagel (Sara E. 
Barnitz), December 1, 1945. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Charles Jones 
(Marguerite Strouse '44) are the par- 
ents of a daughter, Marilyn Gail, born 
November 8, 1945. 

A son, Thomas Franklin, was born 
to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Dietz 
(Germaine Pepperman), June 19, 

Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Puff (Isa- 
bel Clark '43) announce the birth of 
a son, Robert, Jr., October 10, 1945. 

A daughter, Marilyn Jeanne, was 
born to Mr. and Mrs. Donald H. ShoU 
(Janet Bold '43), December 11, 1945. 

A daughter, Ann, was born August 
22, 1945, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. 
Whitehead, Jr. (Carol Sproul x'44). 



Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Landrum 
(M. Hope Briggs) announce the birth 
of a daughter, Randall Briggs, Novem- 
ber 13, 1945. 

Mr. and Mrs. William M. Wilkin- 
son x'44 (Marion J. Weist) are the 
parents of a daughter, Carol Ann, born 
December 21, 1945. Mr. Wilkinson, 
a returned veteran, is employed in the 
Treasurer's Office and completing the 
work for his bachelor's degree at Buck- 

Dr. and Mrs. Irving L, Samuels 
(Elaine Newbergh) announce the 
birth of a son, William Oscar, Novem- 
ber 28, 1945. 

Uown iiu 


Lieutenant John T. Camp and Betsy 
T. Whitestone were united in marriage 
in the Episcopal Church of the Ascen- 
sion at Mt. Vernon, N. Y., February 
2, 1946. 

Donald B. Young, assistant in the 
Economics Department and assistant 
comptroller at Bucknell, and Elsie L. 
Wilson '45 were united in marriage in 
the Baptist Church, Lewisburg, Decem- 
ber 22, 1945. The bride is employed 
as secretary to Dean Coleman. 


Margaret E. Weddell and Arthur 
P. L. Peters were united in marriage at 
the parish church in Sunnyside, Berk- 
shire, England, September 15, 1945. 
After studying art in London and 
Paris, Miss Weddell joined the staff of 
the Dayton (Ohio) Art Institute. At 
the time of her marriage, the bride was 
employed in the Office of Strategic 
Services in London. Mr. Peters, an 
engineer with the Morgan Crucible 
Co., Ltd., also of London, has been 
appointed manager of the company's 
branch office in Johannesburg, South 
Africa, where the couple is residing. 

Lieutenant Howard T. Scranton 

and Mary Jane Campbell were united 
in marriage at Houston, Texas, Decem- 
ber 8, 1945. 

Daniel A. 


Rothermel and Jean 

Archer were married in Pittsburgh on 
December 22, 1945. 


Elizabeth Dinsmore became the 
bride of Sergeant Edward M. Tedder, 
of the British Army, May 3, 1944. 
The couple is residing at Main Road, 
Dover Court, Harwich, Essex, England. 

Lieutenant William H. Eyster, Jr. 
and Jeanne L. Campbell were united 
in marriage in St. John's Reformed 
Church, Shamokin, November 2, 1945. 


Jack P. Crouse and Margery Jenkins 
were united in marriage in Wilkins- 
burg, November 9, 1945. Paul W. 
Clark '41 was best man; he was ac- 
companied from Gloucester, Mass., by 
his wife, the former Marie Hirons '41. 

Llewellyn Eyster and Miriam Ho- 
man were married in the Methodist 
Church at Emporium, January 12, 
1946. Mr. Eyster is employed as an 
accountant with the Sylvania Electric 
Products Co. for the Navy Dept. at 


Sergeant James B. Aikman was 
married to Doris L. Flieschauer in the 
Church of the Transfiguration in Buf- 
falo, N. Y., February 19, 1945. 

Nelle L. Dean and John W. Luns- 
ford were married June 9, 1944. They 
are residing at 279 Bowmansville St., 
Akron, Ohio. 

Lieutenant R. O. Shaffer and Mari- 
lyn Eppley '43 were united in mar- 
riage in the Marysville Evangelical 
Church, December 8, 1945. They plan 
to enter Cornell University graduate 
school in March. 

Elaine F. Schatz and Captain James 
H. Alley, Jr., were united in marriage 
at Mineola, N. Y., December 8, 1945. 


Ruth Chamberlin became the bride 
of William R. Reiss in Clinton Avenue 
Baptist Church, Newark, N. J., No- 
vember 3, 1945. The ceremony was 
performed by the Reverend "Winfield 
S. Booth '08, D.D. '31. 

Sarah E. Fry '44 and James W. 
Diffenderfer were married in the 
Haws Avenue Methodist Church, Nor- 
ristown, June 16, 1945. Mr. Diffen- 
derfer is employed as assistant super- 
visor of the Pennsylvania Railroad. 
The newlyweds are residing at 346 S. 
Second St., Coshocton, Ohio. 


Ensign Paul M. Eyster and Martha 
J. Fishel x'46 were united in marriage 
in the St. James Lutheran Church, 
York, December 5, 1945. 

Lieutenant Lester L. Salzer and 
Helen O. Ludwig were married in 
Pittsburgh, September 19, 1945. 


Joan Mackenzic-Hucker became the 
bride of Ailantl C;. White, IxlirLiary 
24, 1945. I'hey reside at Case Farm, 
Sodus, N. Y. 

nii/.abelh Walter became llie bride 
of linsi^ii Donald C. McMullen x'46, 
April 29, 1945. 

Carol G. Doyle and Lieutenant 
Louis D. Gingras were united in mar- 
riage in New York City, June 16, 
1945, foiiowinjL; his graduation from 
the United States Military Academy, 
West Point, N. Y. 

Gloria Ann Haggcrty, one of tlie 
state's youngest lawyers, became the 
bride of Gilbert G. Ludwig in the 
Eleventh United Presbyterian Church, 
Pittsburgh, December 9, 1945. Mrs, 
Ludwig, the daughter of Matthew E. 
Haggerty, Esq. '09 and Olive M. 
Long Haggerty '12, was admitted to 
the Clinton County Bar at the age of 
21. Her husband is a member of the 
Allegheny County Bar and is law clerk 
to Superior Court Judge W. Heber 


Janice T. Felmly and Lieutenant 
Richard D. Wurfel were united in 
marriage in the Congregational Church, 
Glen Ridge, N. J., November 10, 

Patricia Madenfort became the 
bride of Ensign D, William Steumpfle 
in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Wil- 
liamsport, November 14, 1945. En- 
sign Steumpfle attended Bucknell in 
the Navy V-12 program. 

Hazel Weber became the bride of 
Grant J. Rohrbach in the St. James Lu- 
theran Church of Pottstown, Decem- 
ber 26, 1945. She is a teacher in the 
CoUegeville-Trappe Joint High School, 
Collegeville, and her husband is a stu- 
dent in the pre-dental course at Ursinus 


I 1881 

Mrs. Everett Gundy Owens (Carrie 
Loomis), daughter of former Presi- 
dent Justin Loomis, died December 20, 
1945, at the age of 82. After attend- 
ing the Institute for Women, she 
studied a year and a half in Paris in 
the fields of music and languages. 

Later slie taught French and music in 
the Institute. After her marriage in 
]HH6 she moved to a farm in Jefferson- 
ville, Ohio. She is survived by her 
daughter Lucile '14 (Mrs. Donald (.. 
Allen) anti her son Justin. 

I 1884 

Mrs. Grace Peck (Grace Hull) of 

Scranton died July 16, 1945. 

Dr. Samuel Bolton, aged 83, one of 
Philadelphia's oldest practicing phy- 
sicians and for twenty-five years chief 
of staff of I'rankford Hospital, died at 
that institution January II, 1946. Dr. 
Bolton was one of the originators of 
the hospital in 1901 and had been sur- 
geon there since its foundation. For 
many years he was president of the 
Bucknell Alumni Association of Phila- 
delphia. During his four years at 
Alma Mater he played first ba.seman 
on the varsity baseball team. Interest 
in baseball and tennis subsided later, 
however, in favor of golf. For some 
time Dr. Bolton was well-known as the 
No. 1 golfer on the Frankford team. 
He is survived by a son, S. Emerson 
Bolton, two grandchildren, and a sister, 
Mrs. Esther Osborne of Lewisburg. 


Thomas S. Morgan died at the 
Veterans Administration Hospital at 
Hines, 111., September 17, 1945. 


Mrs. John C Eccleston (Mary K. 
Owens) died January 28, 1946, at the 
home of her daughter in Plainfield, 
New Jersey. She was a sister of Dr. 
William G. Owens 'SO. After her 
marriage in 1901 to John Chamberlain 
Eccleston x'87, she left with her hus- 
band for Buenos Aires, Argentina, 
where two of her five daughters were 
born. She was always interested in 
church and civic affairs in both the 
United States and South America. She 
was a member of the Daughters of the 
American Revolution. 

Dr. George T. Hitter, Williamsport 
physician and educator, died October 
27, 1945, at a Baltimore hospital, 
where he had been a surgical patient. 
From an active interest in education, 
as principal of South Williamsport 
High School and as Latin instructor at 
Lock Haven Normal School, Dr. Ritter 
turned to law and passed the prelimi- 
nary examination for the legal profes- 
sion. Then began his study of medical 
science. Upon receiving his degree 

from Jefferson Medical College in 
)90K, he engaged in practice of medi- 
cine. He was associated with his 
broiher, Dr. H. M. Ritter, until the 
latter's death several years ago, Dr, 
Kilter is survived by his widow, Jenc 
D. Himmelreich I '99 and a son, 
George Tilden, Jr, 

Dr, Marion E. Sayre, physician and 
surgeon for twenty-five years for the 
Pennsylvania Railroad at Pittsburgh 
and formerly at Philadelphia, died in 
the Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, 
December 19, 1945. He is survived 
by his widow and a stepson. 


Rev, Har(;ld S, Myatt, former mod- 
erator of the North Philadelphia Bap- 
tist Association, died at Chestnut Hill, 
November 9, 1945, He was born in 
England on October 1, 1889. A gradu- 
ate of Crozer Seminary, he held the 
pastorate of Davisville Baptist Church, 
Southampton, for thirteen years. Rev- 
erend Myatt is survived by his wife 
and three daughters. 


C. Elizabeth Couflfer died Septem- 
ber 6, 1945. 


William J. Sanders, Jr., died of a 
rare blood disease at the Geisinger 
Hospital, Danville, November 8, 1945. 
He had been engaged as a salesman for 
the Liggett and Myers Tobacco Co. 
Mr. Sanders is survived by his wife 
and two sons. 


Eleanor P. Thom, secretary and 
treasurer of the Real Estate Associates, 
Inc. of Philadelphia, died of a rheu- 
matic heart condition at her late resi- 
dence in that cit)- on June 28, 1945. 

Tilman H. Paul, Jr., died January 
13, 1945, after having been a patient 
in the St. Joseph's Hospital. Denver, 
Colo., for eight weeks. During a trip 
from Seattle, Wash., where he resided 
with his family and where he was em- 
ployed by the Glenn L. Martin Co., 
Mr. Paul was stricken with influenza. 
After admission to the Denver hos- 
pital, he suffered an appendicitis at- 
tack and underwent an appendectomy 
and three other major operations while 
at the institution. Mr. Paul, a mem- 
ber of Phi Gamma Delta and the 
Friars, is survived by his widow, their 
eight-year-old daughter, his parents 
and a sister. 


Glub P^esicJenU 

Altoona M. Florence Rollins '16, 1922 Eighth Ave., Altoona, Pa. 

Atlantic City Robert K. Bell '20, 55 E. Surf Road, Ocean City, N. J. 

Baltimore J. Fred Moore '22, 4602 Maine Ave., Baltimore, Md. 

Bloomsburg (Chairman) J. Claire Patterson '35, 242 Penn St., Bloomsburg, Pa. 


Capitol District, N. Y Rupert M. Swetland '23, 1512 Grenoside Ave., Schenectady, N. Y. 

Charleston, W. Va (Chairman) Coleman J. Harris '12, 3810 Staunton Ave., Charleston, W. Va. 

Chicago A. R. E. Wyant '92, 2023 W. 101st St., Beverly Hills, Chicago, 111. 

Cincinnati Fred B. McAllister '11, Ninth St. Baptist Church, Cincinnati, O. 

Cleveland Raymond B. Sprenkle '17, 2149 Reyburn Road, Cleveland, O. 


Danville Fred Diehl '25, 513 Bloom St., Danville, Pa. 

Delaware Arthur H. Winey '36, Faulk Road, R. D. No. 2, Wilmington, Del. 

DuBois (Chairman) Howard H. Moore '22, 509 Jackson St., Reynoldsville, Pa. 

Elmira Roland O. Hudson '24, First Baptist Church, Eknira, N. Y. 

Erie (Chairman) Lyman C. Shreve '11, 607 Ariel Bldg., Erie, Pa. 

Harrisburg Isabel M. James '34, 633 Geary St., Harrisburg, Pa. 

Hazleton Patrick J. Gillespie '28, 1225 E. Broad St., Hazleton, Pa. 

Johnstown Marlyn B. Stephens '30, 41. Osborne St., Johnstown, Pa. 

Lancaster William M. Lybarger '25, Box 134, Lampeter, Pa. 

Lehigh Valley Frank H. Riale '19, Overlook Terrace, R. D. No. 60, Allentown, Pa. 

Lewistown H. Victor Meyer '29, Eighth and Highland Ave., Lewistown, Pa. 

Lock Haven George F. B. Lehman '25, 696 Bellefonte Ave., Lock Haven, Pa. 

Lycoming County Spencer W. Hill '30, 1105 Woodmont Ave., Williamsport, Pa. 

Metropolitan New York Jay F. Bond '03, 120 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 

Milton Carl L. Millward '06, 526 N. Front St., Milton, Pa. 

Mount Carmel Harry W. Jones '23, 326 S. Oak St., Mount Carmel, Pa. 

New England Heber W. Youngken '09, 12 Woodland St., Arhngton, Mass. 

Northern California (Chairman) H. F. Hartzell x'08, 158 Eleventh St., San Francisco 3, Calif. 

Philadelphia S. Dale Spotts '18, 6101 Columbia Ave., Overbrook, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Pittsburgh Harry C. Hunter '28, 198 Dewey St., Edgewood, Pa. 

Pittsfield, Mass Gilbert H. Fagley '10, 16 Gale Ave., Pittsfield, Mass. 

Pocono Mountain 

Pottsville (Chairman) Phoebe C. Evans '30, 113 E. Hancock St., St. Clair, Pa. 

Reading .' G. C L. Riemer '95, State Teachers College, Kutztown, Pa. 

Rochester Edwin Hartman '35, 128 W. Main St., Webster, N. Y. 

Rocky Mountain John B. Rishel '15, 1390 S. Josephine St., Denver 10, Colo. 

Scranton - Sanford H. Berninger '22, 1543 Capouse Ave., Scranton, Pa. 

Shamokin Francis F. Reamer '21, 2 N. Eighth St., Shamokin, Pa. 

Sharon (Chairman) David Mink '17, 343 White Ave., Sharon, Pa. 

South Jersey Lawrence Scotti '28, 1401 Sycamore St., Haddon Heights, N. J. 

South Michigan-Toledo Arthur L. Brandon '27, 221 Angell Hall, University of Michigan, Ann 

Arbor, Mich. 

Southern California Doncaster G. Humm '09, 1219 W. 12th St., Los Angeles 15, Calif. 

Sunbury Charles A. Fryling '13, 411 Market St., Sunbury, Pa. 

Towanda L. M. Trimmer '28, 206 Chestnut St., Towanda, Pa. 

Trenton Paul M. Humphreys '28, 123 E. Ward St., Hightstown, N. J. 

Triple Cities, N. Y Harvey W. Travis '38, 115 Washington Ave., Endicott, N. Y. 

Union County Malcolm dinger x'26, 222 Market St., Lewisburg, Pa. 

Uniontown (Chairman) Charles L. Steiner, Jr. '23, 47 Charles St., Uniontown, Pa. 

Washington, D. C John F. Worth '37, 1728 Queen's Lane, Arlington, Va. 

Wellsboro John S. Peifer '29, 21/2 Sherwood St., Wellsboro, Pa. 

Wilkes-Barre Herbert S. Lloyd '11, 22 Rose St., Forty Fort, Pa. 

York Walter Ranck '27, 404 Cottage Place, Red Lion, Pa. 

[ 28 

Vote for Alumni Trustee 

At;aiii Buckiicllians are asked to vote for Alumni Trustee. The voting has been made as simple and 
easy as possible. Just tear out the ballot, mark it and mail it today to Frank M. Simpson, Lewisburg, Pa. 

The office of Alumni Trustee is a very important one. The person elected will be one of five, each 
of whom has been elected by the Alumni for a term of live years. Present Alumni Trustees are: 

Term Expires 

John T. Shirley, x'()9 1909 Oliver Building, Pittsburgh 22 June, 1946 

Edward W. Pangburn, '15 4126 Decatur St., Philadelphia June, 1947 

James F. McClure, x' I 3 University Ave., Lewisburg June, 1948 

Andrew R. Mathieson, '20 . . . ' 1458 Greystone Drive, East End, Pittsburgh . . . .June, 1949 

Fred O. Schnure, 'l4 819 C St., Sparrows Point, Md June, 1950 

Robert K. Bell 

B.S., Bucknell 1920; LL.B., U. of Penn Law School, 
1924. Attorney-at-Iaw. Admitted to U. S. Supreme Court 
in 1932. County Counsel of Cape May, N. J. ; New Jersey 
member. National Conference of Uniform Law Commis- 
sioners; president of Cape May County Bar Association, 
1932; trustee, New Jersey State Bar Association; New 
Jersey member, House of Delegates; alternate trustee, 
American Tariff League; chairman, "Tariff Committee of 
Scientific Apparatus Makers of America; executive vice- 
president of Kimble Glass Company; counsel, Cape May 
County Bridge Commission and New Jersey Silica Sand 
Company; field counsel, Reconstruction Finance Corpora- 
tion; president, Atlantic City Bucknell Alumni Club. 

John O. Roser 

B.S. in E.E., Bucknell 1911. Assistant to Vice-President 
Erben at the Schenectady works of the General Electric 
Company; formerly general assistant to manager. Trans- 
former Division, in the same company at Pittsfield, Mass 
He was awarded the Charles A. Coffin Foundation prize for 
achievement in electrical industry, being one of fort)'-eight 
to whom the awards were made out of an employed popu- 
lation of 80,000. Coordinator, electrical program for the 
U. S. Government ; member, General Electric College Visit- 
ing Engineers Committee ; founder, Bucknell Alumni Club 
at Pittsfield and at Schenectady. Four of his children have 
attended Bucknell: Jean '37, John, Jr. x'37, Dorothy '42, 
and Barbara x'42. 


the page and you 

will find a blank for 

use in castin 

g a vote for a new Alumni ] 


■Won't you fill out the ballot 

and mail it to 

Fr.\nk M. 

Slmpson, Lewisburg, 


right now, 

while it's fresh 

in your 




The Bucknell Alumnus is published in March, June, Septem- 
ber and December by Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa. 

Officers of the Association 

EMMA E. DILLON '15, President, 609 Broad St. Bank Bldg., Trenton, N. J. 

MILLER A. JOHNSON '20, First Vice-President 

1425 West Market St., Lewisburg 

CLYDE P. BAILEY '29, Second Vice-President ..206 Beech St., Edgewood 

DAYTON L. RANCK '16, Treasurer 35 Market St., Lewisburg 

FRANK G. DAVIS '11, Secretary-Editor 140 S. Front St., Lewisburg 

Board of Directors 

EMMA E. DILLON '15, 609 Broad St. Bank Bldg., Trenton, N. J. Term 
expires 1946 

W. C. LOWTHER 'll. 288 Walton Ave., South Orange, N. J. Term ex- 
pires 1946 

MILLER A. JOHNSON '20, 1425 West Market St., Lewisburg. Term ex- 
pires 1947 

EDGAR A. SNYDER '11, 431 Clark St., South Orange, N. J. Term ex- 
pires 1947 

O. V. W. HAWKINS '13, Flower Hill, Plandome, N. Y. Term expires 

KENNETH W. SLIFER '26, 177 Briar Hill Lane, Woodbury, N. J. Term 
expires 1948 

CLYDE P. BAILEY '29, 206 Beech St., Edgewood. Term expires 1948 

HERBERT L. SPENCER, University Avenue, Lewisburg 

A Matter of Loyalty 

Cy^^WE hundredth birthday has come and gone. 
\S) Funny how a birthday never stays. It comes 
suddenly and slips away, and if it happened to be 
your wife's, you probably forgot the flowers until she 
reminded you of them. So Alma Mater's birthday 
slipped away, but those who remembered the flowers 
have a memory and a satisfaction that will not 
quickly fade. 

For the loyalty which prompts an Alumnus to pay 
homage to Alma Mater is a two-way affair. "It 
blesses him who gives and him who takes." It pro- 
vides an invitation and an opportunity to get outside 
oneself and serve others. And at the same time it 
strengthens the institution which stands like a rock 
in his defense. The wise man selects a cause for 
which he is willing to stand and fight, and this alle- 

giance inevitably makes him a greater man. 

Such loyalty does not come cheap. It is costly, as 
many Bucknell men and women reflect as they look 
back over our great party. They gave their time and 
money that Alma Mater might be honored. It would 
be a pleasant but difficult task to single out the many 
Bucknellians who gave themselves unstintedly to this 
labor of love. Their works do follow them, and it is 
predicted that these unselfish efi^orts will "snowball" 
into growing enthusiasm for and service to Bucknell. 

Class Reunions 

/N THE old days grads came back to the campus 
at Commencement time for class reunions. Then 
came the war and because of transportation and other 
difficulties these gatherings were discontinued. Now 
they are being revived and in a big way. Whereas 
formerly only the five-year classes came back at 
Commencement time, this year all Alumni are in- 
vited to celebrate the completion of a century of 
service by Alma Mater. 

There is a definite place for Alumni clubs and an- 
other for class reunions. The former are organized 
geographically, the latter on the basis of the dates of 
college attendance. Members of clubs may range in 
age from two decades to ten. Class members' ages 
seldom vary more than five years. When these latter 
get together and have exchanged data on families 
and accomplishments, they always wander quickly 
back to the happenings in those great four years 
when they were together on the campus. And usually 
some very thrilling experiences are related. At the 
Alumni club meeting, on the other hand, the interest 
is to a much larger degree in the entire college 

Probably the best illustration of Alumni club ac- 
tivity was what happened throughout the country on 
February 5. It is expected that class meetings will 
set another record at Commencement time. 

• (■ Tear off here) ' 


Place a cross (x) in the square immediately to the left of the name of the person whom you favor for the 
position of Alumni Trustee of Bucknell University. 

□ Robert K. Bell □ John O. Roser 

Your Name 

and Address 

Please tear out this ballot and mail it to Frank M. Simpson, Committee Chairman; Bucknell University, 
Lewisburg, Pa. We regret that we cannot insert a more easily removable ballot. Our reason for not doing 
so is that postal regulations will not permit it. 

Important: No votes will be counted which are mailed later than May 15, 1946. 
(See opposite side of this sheet for biographical material on the candidates.) 

[ 30 

Have They Really Begun 
To Come ? ? ? 

(A JcLter from Di:. William G. Owens, '80, who, despite 
his nearly eighty-eiglit years, is as keenly interested in Buck- 
nell as ever.) 

/^~7^0J^ many moc^is the friends of Bucknell — 
Jj teachers, Alumni, students, and friends — have 
been asked to send to the Alumni Office interesting 
pictures of the University at Lewisburg and Bucknell, 
and pictures of themselves, their class, their frater- 
nity, sorority, club, play, or other activities in which 
they took part; or pictures of their professors; or 
any other pictures or scenes connected with the Uni- 
versity that would be of interest in an Alumni Room. 
Dr. Spencer would like to have such materials on 
display sometime during the centennial year. 

A few have sent in one or two, but a short time 
ago Reverend R. G. Pierson, '01, sent a group of 
fifteen containing from two to seventy-five individ- 
uals, each marked with names and dates. 

What interest for the visitors and students as they 
look them over and remark, "Look at my grand- 
father," or "See the dress my Aunt Sally wore," or 
"How would you like to wear a hat like that?" etc., 

You can make this a grand success if you will take 

the time to send in the pictures that you never look 

at and do not expect to before the bi-centennial of 

Old Bucknell. At Homecoming we had frames filled 

with pictures, and they made quite a display. You 

can help make a fine showing for our Alumni Room. 

Will you.? 


Dr. Charles E. Bunnell, president of the University 
of Alaska, flew direct from Fairbanks, Alaska, to 
New York City on February 5 and 6. The total 
elapsed time was 37 hours, 11 hours of which ac- 
counted for stopovers. 

While in the East Dr. Bunnell met with U. S. 
Commerce Department officials in connection with 
Territorial problems. At Lewisburg, where he was 
the guest of President Spencer, he was initiated as an 
Alumni member of Phi Beta Kappa. 

One of the builders of modern Alaska, Dr. Bunnell 
went to the Territory in 1900 immediately after hav- 
ing taken top honors at Bucknell. Alma Mater 
granted him the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws 
in 1925. 

Harry O. Dayhoff x'24 refereed the Army-Navy 
football game last fall. On numerous occasions Day- 
hoff, one of the game's top referees, has called 'em 
on one or the other of these teams, but this was the 
first time he had officiated at the inter-service classic. 

Alumni President Writes 

DiiAR Alumni: 

From all reports, "a good time was had by all" at 
the many birthday parties on February 5. With all 
of the helpful good wishes, we are sure that Bucknell 
will go forward as we want her to. 

An excellent suggestion was made at the Reading 
meeting that every club have a meeting on February 
5 of each year so that all of us could feel the unity 
of spirit that comes from such gatherings on the 
birthday. What do you think of this idea.-' 

We are now looking forward to Commencement 
time, which will offer some of us the first opportu- 
nity we have had in years to get back to the Hill. 
Many classes are already planning for their reunions, 
and your Committee will do everything possible to 
cooperate with the University Committee to make 
this the biggest Commencement ever. Almost every- 
one seems to feel a great urge to get back to the 
campus. Perhaps, after having been deprived of that 
great pleasure for so long, we can better appreciate 
the meaning of the adage that one never misses the 
water 'till the well runs dry. 

As Alumni we all have a duty to select a Trustee. 
Two most excellent nominations have been made as 
you will see in another part of this Alumnus. It is 
important that the Alumni have strong representa- 
tion on the Board of Trustees, and one way our 
representatives can be strong is to know that there 
is sufficient interest in this important assignment to 
have a laree vote cast. Please do not fail to meet 
this obligation. 

More detailed notice of the Alumni plans will be 
given later. 

Emma E. Dillon '15, President. 

Bruce J. Miller '27, who for two years has been 
working at Columbia University in connection with 
atom bomb research, has resigned as head of the 
Bucknell Chemistry Department to accept a position 
with the Linde Products Company, North Tona- 
wanda, N. Y. 

Lew^istown, Pennsylvania 

(Continued from page 13.) 

coffee. The remainder of the evening was spent in getting 
better acquainted with each other, swapping stories of days 
on the "Hill," and resolving to keep in closer touch with 
present Bucknell students and prospective students. 

At a late hour we separated to meet again at the call 
of the president. 

After the program we reorganized and elected officers. 
Thev are: president, H. Victor Meyer '29, Lewistown; vice- 
president. Arthur Minnier '31. Reedsville; secretary-treas- 
urer, J. Lester Houser '20. Lewistown. 



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H JUL 1 61946 



/i44cJz4iell riUunuu^ 



The President Writet 

Dear Bucknellians: 

Our spring term is now in full swing, with 1,611 students— a new all-time high— enrolled for 
classes. The close of the Navy training program made it possible for us to admit at the start of the 
current semester over 600 additional students, practically all of them veterans. 

Of the 785 veterans now on the campus, more than half are former Bucknell students. It has 
been a source of great satisfaction to all of us to welcome back these loyal Bucknellians in the Uni- 
versity's Centennial year. 

To accommodate this record-breaking student body we have extended our facilities to the utmost. 
Our teachers have co-operated splendidly in adjusting their schedules to meet the heavy demands 
placed upon them, and the students themselves have responded with fine spirit to the situation and 
the adjustments which it has necessitated. 

We have reconverted the Navy mess hall into a men's dining hall in which 425 students now 
take their meals. We hope also to alleviate the housing shortage which has been especially acute in 
the case of married couples. Work has already begun on the construction of 50 emergency housmg 
units allocated to Bucknell by the Federal Public Housing Authority. These units, consisting of re- 
converted Army barracks, will be placed on college property directly across from Davis Gymnasium, 
along the state highway. 

We are looking forward, of course, to the Commencement exercises in June and the formal 
observance of our 100th anniversary. Alumni Day has been set for Friday, June 28, with Com- 
mencement listed for 2 o'clock Saturday, June 29. A full schedule of Alumni activities has been 
arranged, centering around the traditional class reunions. We shall do our very best to make this a 
memorable occasio'n for every Bucknellian. May I add that I, personally, am looking forward to 
greeting many of you on this important date in the history of the University. 

Very cordially yours. 



Vol. XXX N<<. i 

Junk, 1946 

''■\ , 

Bucknell Celebrates Centennial 

^FTER one hundred years, Bucknell will ccle- 
^yj. brate on June 27, 28 and 29 the most signifi- 
cant Commencement in her history. The affair will 
be important as the first Commencement after the 
greatest war in history; it is important because of 
the great number of Bucknell veterans back on the 
campus to complete their education; it is most im- 
portant because it comes at a time when this great 
institution takes stock of a century of accomplish- 
ment and plans for another of accelerated growth in 
service to mankind. 

Many Alumni are planning to come back to the 
campus to renew old acquaintances, meet with their 
college classes and participate in the many activities 
that are being planned. 

But many others will not be able to return. They 
will be engaged in necessary activities all over the 
v/orld. However, these loyal Alumni will partici- 
pate in absentia in this greatest of all Bucknell Com- 
mencements. Wherever they are, it is expected that 
they will retain the program given below and make 
themselves part of the celebration. 

The class member who finds it impossible to return 
for his reunion will contribute effectively to the pro- 
gram if he will write a letter to his class leader tell- 
ing why he cannot be present and something of his 

life story since that great day when. If he does not 
know who his class leader is, a letter to the Alumni 
Office will find its way to the proper person. And 
every Alumnus who has any questions whatever 
about the big celebration should write to the Alumni 
Office, which is conducted for the sole purpose of 
serving Bucknellians. 

As President Herbert Lincoln Spencer leads Buck- 
nell into her second century with the complete sup- 
port of students, faculty and Alumni, he is the central 
figure in a galaxy of talent testifying to the greatness 
of Alma Mater. Next in importance is our Com- 
mencement speaker. On the platform with him will 
be representatives of important educational institu- 

WiLLiAM Bucknell 
Benefactor, Trustee, and Cljatrmaii of the Board 

tions and foundations from all over the world. Buck- 
nell Trustees, members of the Emeritus Club and 
(we hope) Mrs. Harriet Mason Stevens, who was 
more than four years old when Bucknell's charter 
w-as granted and who received her diploma from the 
Female Seminary in 1858. 

The Executive Committee and several others have 
been working for some time and will continue to 
function until the plans are as nearly perfect as it is 


Published in M.ircli, June, September and December by 


Entered .is second-class matter December 30, 1930 at the post office at Lewisburg, Pa., under the Act of August 24, 1912 

Davis Gymnasium 


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30 A. M 


00 A. M 


00 M. 

possible to make them. Just one example of a com- 
mittee and its plans is that of the sub-committee on 
exhibits, headed by Professor Norman H. Stewart. 
Plans so far provide for paintings of all Bucknell 
Presidents, pictures of Bucknell personalities and 
student activities down through the century, paint- 
ings and other art pieces done by Bucknell students, 
faculty and Alumni, and books and other publica- 
tions written by Bucknellians. Also, classrooms and 
laboratories will be open for inspection. 


(Daylight Saving Time) 

Thursday, June 27 

7: 30 P.M. Baccalaureate Address. 
Friday, June 28 — Alumni Day 

Phi Beta Kappa Breakfast 

Meeting of the Board of Directors of the 
General Alumni Association. Alumni 

Business Meeting of the General Alumni 
Association. Larison Hall 

Meeting of the General Alumni Associa- 
tion. Bucknell Hall 

Luncheon of General Alumni Association. 
Women's College Dining Room. (Be 
sure to send your reservation to the 
Alumni Office not later than June 24.) 

Class Reunions. Rooms to be announced 
at the luncheon 

Meeting of the Executive Committee of 
the Bison Club. Alumni Office 

President's Garden Party. President's 

Fraternity Symposia 

Formation of Historical Parade 

Oratorio, Hayden's "Creation." Davis 

Saturday, June 29 

8:45 A.M. Bison Club Breakfast. Hotel Lewis- 
Emeritus Club Breakfast. Lewisburg Inn 
11: 30 A. M. Luncheon for Delegates 
1:00 P.M. Alumni Handicap Golf Tournament 

2:00 P.M. Centennial Academic Convocation. Davis 
Sunday, June 30 

11: 00 A.M. United 

1: 00 P. M. 

2: 30 P. M. 

4: 00 P.M. 



Church Service. Davis Gymna- 

Centennial Committee Organization 

General Chairman 

Mr. Joseph W. Henderson 


Dr. Arnaud C. Marts Mr. Kenneth W. Slifer 

Mr. John T. Shirley 

Executive Committee 

Mr. John T. Shirley, Chairman 
Roy G. Bostwick Dr. Arnaud C. Marts 


Dr. William H. Coleman 
Miss Eleanor Dillon 
Miss Emma E. Dillon 

Mr. Kenneth W. Slifer 
Dr. Herbert L. Spencer 
Mr. Elmer L. Wagner 

Honorable Andrew J. Sordoni 

Historian Secreta-y 

Dr. Lewis E. Theiss Rev. Ward E. Gage 

Board of Trustees Committee 
Mr. John T. Shirley, Chairman 
Dr. Mary Belle Harris Dr. C. R. Lindback 

Mr. Berkeley V. Hastings Mr. James F. McClure 

Mr. H. Boardman Hopper Mr. Robert L. Rooke 

Mr. Alfred C. Howell Mr. William R. White 

Dr. Mary Moore Wolfe 

Administration and Faculty Committee 

Dean William H. Coleman, Chairman 

Dr. Charles M. Bond 
Mr. Forrest E. Brown 
Mrs. Harold E. Cook 
Professor John S. Gold 
Mr. Harold W. Hayden 
Mr. H. W. Holter 

Dr. George A. Irland 

Mr. Dayton L. Ranck 

Dr. C. H. Richardson 

Professor Frank M, Simpson 

Dr. W. G. Owens 

Dr. Norman H. Stewart 

Planning Committee 
Dr. A. C. Marts, Chairman 
Mr. Barr Cannon Mr. M. L. Maloney 

Mr. L. Francis Lybarger Mr. Louis W. Robey 

Mrs. Patty McQuay Sibley 

Alumni Committee 

Miss Emma E, 

Dillon, Chairman 


Robert Bell 

Mr. Andrew R. Mathieson 


John J. Conway 

Mrs. Elthera G. Mohler 


Frank G. Davis 

Mr. Harry H. Pierson 


Stanley Davies 

Mr. John Roser 


C. Preston Dawson 

Mrs. Fred O. Schnure 


O. V. W. Hawkins 

Mr. Edgar A. Snyder 


Frank Jones 

Mrs. George Stevenson 


Rush H. Kress 

Mrs. Ray Speare Topham 


W. C Lowther 

Mr. James Tyson 


Thomas J. Mangan 

Dr. Harry Warfel 

Public Information Committee 

Mr. Kennetli W. Slifer, Chairman 

Mr. John C. Bush 
Miss Trennie E. Eisley 
Mr. Harry H. Haddon 
Mr. Fred Hastings 
Mr. Ralph Burton Koser 
Mr. Hugh Morrow 

Mr. Kenneth D. Rhone 
Mr. Walter W. Ruch 
Mr. Julius Seebach 
Mr. W. Carl Sprout 
Mr. Edgar T. Stevenson 
Mr. Harvey W. Travis 

Memorial Garden Committee 

Senator Andrew J. Sordoni, Chairman 
Mr. David Burpee, Vice-Chairman 
Dr. Mary Belle Harris Mr. James F. McClure 

Mr. Berkeley V. Hastings Dr. Arnaud C. Marts 

Mr. Charles R. Holton Mr. Fred O. Schnure 

Dr. Mary Moore Wolfe 

Lewisburg Committee 

Mr. Elmer L. Wagner, Chairman 
Mrs. Brown Focht, Vice-Chairman 
Mrs. John W. Bucher Mrs. H. E. McCormick 

Mr. Harry T. Fornwalt Mr. Gregory Parker 

Mr. Daniel F. Greene Dr. Gordon Poteat 

Mrs. Charles W. Kalp Mr. Charles R. Smith 

Mr. Charles Reagan 

Student Committee 

Miss Eleanor Dillon, Chairman 

Miss Sylvia Derr 

Dr. James A. Gathings 

Miss Elaine Greene 

Mr. Carmault (Jack) Jackson 

Miss Doris Ann Miller 

Dr. C. W. Smith 
Professor Charles Stickney 
Mr. Robert Taylor 
Miss Norma White 
Mr. Paul Layden 


March 22 

Post-Exam Jubilee, sponsored by Torch and Scroll 

March 25 

Guest speaker, John Sloan, eminent American artist, from 
New York City 

March 31-April 3 

Religion-in-Life Week, Dr. Edwin E. Aubrey, President, 
Crozer Theological Seminary, principal speaker 


April 4-5 

Guest speaker, Dr. Harry H. Clark, aLithorily on Ameri- 
can lileralure, from University of Wisconsin 

April 5 

Junior Prom 

April 24 

Rotiiestcr Pliilli.irmonic Orchestra, featuring the special 
Centennial hymn, Alma Malei; Thee We Honor, by 
Dr. Norman H. Stewart and Dr. Paul G. Stolz, Buck- 
nell University 

May 10-11-12 

May Day and Spring Festival. Special Edition of the 

May 10 

Evening — i 
May 11 


May 12 

. — Faculty Tea 

Cap and Dagger production of "Star Bright" 
Glee Club Concert 

Push-Cart Derby 

Tug of War over creek 

Parade of Floats 

—May Day presentation of 

'Decades in Re- 

— Open House with dancing 

-Cap and Dagger production of "Star Bright' 

-Glee Club Concert 

Special Church Services 
Afternoon — Canteen in the Recreation Room 


May 17 
Senior Ball 

June 19 

Senior Chapel, a special chapel service, devoted to the 
dedication of the Centennial issue of L' Agenda 


June 27, 28 and 29. (See page 4 for details.) 

Senator Sordoni,Bucknell 
Trustee, Builds 
Vets' Houses 

The Federal Public Housing Administration, which 
is charged with providing living accommodations for 
veterans, has been taking over Army camps and other 
housing facilities that have been declared surplus. 
The Housing Administration has entered into con- 
tract with ikickncll, whereby the latter agrees to fur- 
nish streets and utilities. Here the government takes 
up the case and contracts with Grove, Shepherd, Wil- 
son and Katige, Inc., who undertake to remove, de- 
molish and panelize Army barracks and move them 
to Bucknell from a camp declared surplus. 

A building will have three complete homes, each 
containing two bedrooms, kitchen-living room and 
bath. The government will furnish heating facilities 
— probably coal stoves, heatrolas, coal ranges, etc. 

These dwellings will house families that would 
otherwise be separated. Many a veteran is now com- 
muting a considerable distance or living apart from 
his family in order that he may continue his educa- 
tion at Bucknell. 


HE Sordoni Construction Company, noted 
builders, began work April 15 on fifty housing 
units for married veterans. The houses are being 
constructed on land formerly a part of the University 
Farm and located west of the main highway across 
from Davis Gymnasium. It is expected that some of 
them will be occupied by July 1. The difEcuIty en- 
countered by married veterans in finding living quar- 
ters for their families inspired the college adminis- 
tration to ask the Federal Government for some kind 
of relief. 

Henry A. Roemer and Reverend James F. Murphy 

Trustee Henry A. Roemer 
Is Honored 

C^^HE above photograph shows Henry A. Roemer, 
\D Bucknell trustee and president of Sharon Steel, 
receiving a plaque from Reverend James F. Murphy, 
chairman of the War Problems Committee of Sharon. 
The plaque was presented at a dinner planned to 
mark Sharon Steel's purchase of the Farrell Works 
of the Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation, and to ex- 
press to Mr. Roemer the community's appreciation of 
Sharon Steel's plans to keep that plant in operation. 
Attending the affair were more than a hundred lead- 
ers in the civic and business circles of tlie Shenango 


Three Bucknell Scientists 
Starred By ''American 
Men of Science'' 

QrrSlLUAM FREAR '81, J. W. A. Young '87 

\SJy and Albert T. Poffenberger '09 were recently 
starred in a secret ballot by fellow members listed in 
the seventh edition of American Men of Science. 
These three men are among 246 research scientists 
honored. The practice of starring unusually success- 
ful scientists was inaugurated by J. McKeen Cattell in 
1903 when one thousand were chosen by their fellow 
scientists. In the forty-three years since then the 
number of scientists has increased greatly, but the 
number starred has remained stationary. For ex- 
ample, one-fourth of the scientists listed in Anieri- 
can Men of Science were starred in 1903, whereas in 
the recent choosing only one-thirtieth were honored, 
although it is assumed they were as eminent as those 
of 1903. A limitation of the scheme is that men in 
only twelve sciences are chosen for the honor. 

"William Frear was an internationally known agri- 
cultural chemist who spent thirty-seven years as a 
member of the Pennsylvania State College research 
staff. His field was mainly that of soil chemistry, but 
he was also a pioneer in the field of food standards 
and pure food laws. When Dr. Harvey Wiley, as 
chief chemist of the United States Department of 
Agriculture, organized the committee on standards, 
he appointed Dr. Frear chairman. 

Dr. Frear was born in I860 and was graduated at 
Bucknell in 1881 as valedictorian of his class. After 
taking the Ph.D. at Illinois Wesleyan and serving for 
some time as assistant chemist with the United States 
Department of Agriculture, he went to State College 
as professor of agricultural chemistry. In 1897 he 
became vice-director of and chemist for the Pennsyl- 
vania Agricultural Experiment Station and in 1915 
consulting food expert of the Pennsylvania Bureau 
of Foods. 

He was a member of many learned societies. His 
wife was the former Julia Reno of Greenville, Ken- 
tucky. They had four children. Dr. Frear died in 

Jacob William Albert Young '87, able scholar and 
author of textbooks, was for many years a genial 
teacher of mathematics. His Teaching of Mathe- 
matics ran through many reprints and editions and 
has long been recognized as a standard work for 
teachers, ranking as one of the most sane and schol- 
arly productions of its kind to be found in any lan- 

Dr. Young was born in York, Pennsylvania, in 
1865. He was graduated from Bucknell in 1887, be- 


Mrs. Stevens, 1858 and 1944 

came instructor in mathematics for one year, then 
went abroad to study at the University of Berlin. At 
the end of one year, he came back to Bucknell for his 
master's degree, conferred in 1890. He received his 
Ph.D. from Clark University in 1902 and from there 
went to the Mathematics Department of the Univer- 
sity of Chicago where he remained until his retire- 
ment, serving as professor of pedagogy of mathe- 
matics since 1908. During this time, he spent a 
number of years studying the methods of pedagogy 
of mathematics in Germany, France, Italy, Austria 
and England. 

He is the author of a number of books, among 
them The Teaching of Mathematics in Prussia, a 
series of arithmetics and courses in algebra. A con- 
tributor to mathematical journals, member of na- 
tional and international professional organizations. 
Dr. Young has never grown old in mind or spirit. 
He became a member of the Bucknell Emeritus Club 
in 1942 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa that same 
year. It is gratifying to see a modest row of his text- 
books on the shelves of the library. Bucknell is justly 
proud of her able, scholarly and honored son. His 
wife is the former Dora Louise Shafer. Their present 
address is 116 South Richland Avenue, York, Penn- 

Albert T. Poffenberger of the Bucknell Class of 
1909, Sc.D. 1926, Ph.D. Columbia University 1912, is 
one of America's leading psychologists. His book. 
Principles of Applied Psychology, was awarded the 
Butler Medal for the outstanding contribution of an 
alumnus of Columbia University in the field of psy- 
chology and education. He was for sixteen years 
chairman of Columbia's Department of Psychology 

(Continued on page 11.) 

Hampton institute, va. 

p. O. BOX 223 


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"Zitr^Cf^co-A^ ^_Je^A<yiicL-^trt^ U^^ut>^<w!;^V>* r"" 

The above letter was written by Bucknell's oldest graduate, Mrs. Harriet Mason Stevens of the Class of 1858. 
Mrs. Stevens will be 105 years old on November 24. She has had a distinguished career and it is hoped that 
she may be an honor guest at Commencement. 

June Stott, queen of the Junior Prom, as she appeared immediately after being crowned, adorns the front cover. 
The general idea of the editors is to show pictures of persons on the front cover and of buildings or landscapes or both 
on the back. The back cover of this issue reproduces a picture taken from the Bucknell catalog for the school year 
1854-55. It was a very rough drawing and not quite accurate but is of interest because of its date line. 


Centennial History to Be 
Published This Summer 

(y'*==HE centennial history of Bucknell has gene to 
^ press. Its pubhcation has been held up for 
many months by difficulty in securing a printer. The 
book will be, a volume of 425 pages or more, with 
many interesting photographs and illustrations. 

The author, Dr. Lewis E. Theiss '02, has created 
a rarely interesting college history from trustee min- 
utes, early records of the curators, all of the college 
publications from the beginning, private diaries, old 
letters, files of long-established newspapers, family 
records and many other sources. There are many de- 
scriptions supplied by persons who saw the begin- 
nings of things at Bucknell — members of the first 
classes in the Female Institute, a member of the first 
class to graduate, a woman who attended Bucknell's 
first Commencement. 

Personal diaries tell the story of the waves of reli- 
gious emotion that swept the college in its infancy 
and youth, and describe the rigid, joyless existence of 
students a hundred years ago, when prayer meetings 
and debates were practically the only relaxation from 
the daily grind, when women were not allowed to go 
down town without being accompanied by a teacher 
or teachers. What happened to two Institute girls 
who dared to walk across the men's campus and how 
the matter was handled by the college authorities are 
incidents that will bring smiles to every reader. 

A number of coincidences that marked the develop- 
ment of the college are presented, beginning with 
one that put the institution in Lewisburg instead of 
in Milton, as first planned. The chain of events 
which led to the securing of the original campus of 
seventy-eight acres is interestingly told. 

No one can read without a thrill of admiration 
the story of how James Moore III, determined to cre- 
ate the college, found himself blocked time after time 
by obstacles that seemed to be insuperable, yet he 
pushed ahead and overcame one difficulty after an- 
other. Among his other efforts was a ride on horse- 
back from Lewisburg to Providence, Rhode Island, 
and back, in order to interview that famous college 
president. Dr. Francis Wayland, of the Baptist col- 
lege now known as Brown University. A striking 
coincidence was the resignation at this very time of 
Professor Stephen W. Taylor from his post at Hamil- 
ton College, for he proved to be the very man that 
James Moore III needed so badly. An able teacher, 
with great experience in setting up, administering 
and reviving educational institutions, he was willing 
to come to Lewisburg and guide James Moore and 
his associates in their efi^orts to create a college. To 
him Bucknell owes its remarkable charter and the 


soundness of its foundation. His memory is per- 
petuated in the Stephen W. Taylor Hall. 

Step by step, the story of the institution unfolds 
through the years. It is a fascinating tale of the de- 
veloping life of the college. Every Alumnus will 
read it with interest and pride. 

It is planned to sell the book at a price not to ex- 
ceed $3.25. Orders may be sent to the Alumni Office. 

Devitt Created Import- 
ant Institution 

yjT THE age of twenty, William Devitt entered 
,^y±. Bucknell with five dollars in his pocket and 
left three years later to go on to the Medico- 
Chirurgical College of Philadelphia, now the gradu- 
ate school of the University of Pennsylvania, where 
he received his M.D. in 1902. 

It was while practicing medicine among the work- 
ers of the same mills where he himself had been em- 
ployed as a boy that the idea of Devitt's Camp was 
born. The first ten patients were millhands, none of 
them possessing much money and five of them mar- 
ried, with small families they were unwilling to 
leave. Dr. Devitt, as "family doctor" and friend, per- 
suaded them to go to his "place in the mountains" 
in search of health. This was on the slope of the 
White Deer Mountains, a place he had discovered 
during his undergraduate days at Bucknell. 

To buy the partly-cleared sixty acres, now grown 
to 212 acres. Dr. Devitt spent his entire savings, $450, 
borrowing another $400 to make up the total sale 
price of $850. The ten patients moved into the one 
building on the property, a ramshackle barn, the 
women and children sleeping in the barn proper and 
the men occupying the lean-to. 

Three years later, in 1915, the camp was incor- 
porated as a first class or non-profit making institu- 
tion, with a charter precluding forever any profit 
accruing to the officers or directors of the camp. 
From the beginning the camp has never swerved 
from its original pledge to cater to the needy among 
those stricken, and at one time there was only one 
paying patient on the rolls. The Hancock case is a 
typical one. After a year at Devitt's Camp, the tu- 
bercular father of the small family of four was not 
yet well, and his three-year-old daughter was found 
to be in need of care. Tragically, the family savings 
were entirely dissipated. At this point. Dr. Devitt 
took command. From his home in Manayunk, he 
wrote a simple appeal telling of this family and their 
need of funds. Copies of his letter were mailed to 
several hundred names picked at random from the 
telephone directory. In the appeal Dr. Devitt asked 

Dk. William Hi \ i i i 

the addressees to contribute fifty cents a month to a 
fund to be used to care for the Hancocks and others 
in the same position. The response was magnificent. 
The Hancocks stayed at the camp two more years and 
left "cured." Even more astonishing is the fact that 
today — thirty years later — seventy-three men and 
women are still sending fifty cents monthly to the 
Hancock fund. This monthly income is still used for 
the same purposes for which it was founded ! 

One vivid impression a visitor carries away from 
the camp is that throughout the institution the idea 
of service stands high above all others. With all 
modern conveniences, including facilities for surgery 
and a top-ranking staff, Dr. Devitt's institution is 
held in high regard by the medical profession 
throughout the nation. A Red Cross nurse contract- 
ing the disease in Eneland was sent there last winter. 
An Army doctor, on leave from the Mayo Clinic and 
now stationed in Greensboro, North Carolina, learn- 
ing one of the Army officers had been examined at 
Devitt's Camp, accepted its findings without ques- 
tion. Yet the cost of professional services and the 
unusual sympathetic care is surprisingly low. The 
medical director, like the humblest member of his 
staff, draws only a modest salary. All earnings are 
plowed back into the institution. Improvements and 
additions have been made as the need arose, largely 
through the generous response of benefactors. Be- 
cause of a large waiting list, an additional building 
is desired. It should be large enough to house a 
badly-needed out-patient department and diagnostic 

Vision and courage were required in establishing 
the camp just twenty years after the great German 
physician, Robert Koch, isolated the parasite causing 
tuberculosis, and five years after the first Pennsyl- 
vania state-supported tuberculosis sanatorium at 

Aspinwall was opened, in a time when nearly every- 
body considered the disease incurable, and private 
sanitoria expensive and unnecessary. "The monu- nerve (;f this iniin Devitt!" exclaimed a 
doctor-friend visiting tlie camp the summer it was 
founded. H(jwever, William Devitt did not feel he 
was alone in this venture. In 1927 a severe drought 
hit the entire region and all sources of the camp's 
water supply were drying up. Workmen had been 
digging for days to locate another source without 
result. Deeply concerned, the doctor wandered into 
the woods one quiet Sunday afternoon. While sit- 
ting on a large stone looking out over the peaceful 
valley below, he was sure he heard the sound of run- 
ning water. The next morning, on his suggestion the 
skeptic workmen began to dig in that particular spot 
and less than ten feet underground they came upon a 
free flowing spring. Later, excavation uncovered an 
artesian well. These two findings rank number one 
on what Dr. Devitt calls his personal list of Heaven- 
sent benefits. 

For some time the "mountain place" had no name. 
Dr. Devitt was too busy with executive and medical 
tasks and the job of keeping his "place" going to 
care what name was bestowed on his brain child. 
Then, one Sunday morning after his weekly all-night 
train ride from Philadelphia, he saw on a large sheet 
of unbleached muslin, stretched from cottage to cot- 
tage, two words, Devitt's Camp. The patients them- 
selves had given it a name. 

For ten years Dr. Devitt made the regular week- 
end professional trip. It was not until 1922, when 
Herbert Norton, his life-long friend and the camp's 
first devoted superintendent, became ill and there 
was great need for a resident physician, that the 
founder accepted the Board of Directors' invitation 
to become medical director and to assume personal 

As commander-in-chief of all forces — mental, 
physical and spiritual — he has made Devitt's Camp 
known far and wide as a haven of comfort and 
health for the tuberculous. The inconspicuous moun- 
tain retreat is now a large, modern establishment 
with an assessed evaluation of $386,000, accommo- 
dating 100 patients and in addition ser^'ing some 
fifty-six town and cities in Pennsylvania and neigh- 
boring states. It ranks as one of the nation's out- 
standing institutions. 

Dr. Devitt has not been a prophet without honor 
in his own country. In 1928 Bucknell was proud to 
honor him with the degree of Doctor of Science. He 
is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, 
was first president of the American College of Chest 
Physicians, is a past president of the Pennsylvania 
Tuberculosis Society, is a member of the American 
Board of Internal Medicine, the American Medical 
Association, the American Trudeau Society, National 


Tuberculosis Association and International Tubercu- 
losis Association. He was made a 33° Mason in 1943 
and is tuberculosis consultant of the Northeastern 
Penitentiary and Geisinger Hospital. - 

Both of his children are Bucknellians: WiUiam 
Devitt, Jr. '27 and Helen '31 (Mrs. Kenneth P. But- 
ler). Known as a "magnificent host" by scores of 
visitors and friends, Dr. William Devitt, although 
only seventy-two years old, already has what Shake- 
speare tells us ". . . should accompany old age as 
honor, love . . . troops of friends." 

* * * * 

Philadelphia Church 
Serves Bucknell 

(Editor's Note: Tiie following article was written in 
1898 by the president of Bucknell for publication in the 
bi-centennial history of Philadelphia's First Baptist Church.) 

C^^HE venerable but perpetually youthful First 
^ Baptist Church of Philadelphia is the mother 
both of churches and of educational institutions; 
among the rest, of Bucknell University at Lewisburg. 
Rev. William Shadrach, D.D., and your pastor, Rev. 
George B. Ide, D.D., were the committee which vis- 
ited Lewisburg to inquire into the propriety of estab- 
lishmg the school, and the desirableness of the loca- 
tion. They reported favorably to a conference of 
representative Baptists, who met in the lecture-room 
of the First Church. Seventy-six members of the 
First Church subscribed toward the $100,000 re- 
quired by the Charter to be raised before the Cor- 
poration could go into operation. Among the sub- 
scribers were such names as Dr. David Jayne, 
William Bucknell, Thomas Wattson, John C. Davis, 
William W. Keen, Samuel M. Hopper, and Rev. B. 
R. Loxley. Deacon Thomas Wattson was, from 1850 
to 1874, chairman of the Board of Trustees. William 
Bucknell held the same position from 1882 until 
1890, and the present chairman, Mr. Harry S. Hop- 
per, is a child of the First Church. The pastor emeri- 
tus of the Church, Rev. George Dana Boardman, 
D.D., LL.D., is a stated lecturer of the college, as 
was, till his lamented death, Rev. Heman Lincoln 
Wayland, D.D., LL.D. During its whole history 
Bucknell University has looked to the First Baptist 
Church of Philadelphia for a large share of its mate- 
rial and moral support, and has never looked in vain. 

John H. Harris, President. 

The May Festival, May 10, 11 and 12, "Decades 
in Review," was a brilliant affair. Three thousand 
persons crowded into the Davis Gymnasium to see it. 
To Sylvia Derr '32 goes the credit. 


1896 Girls' Basketball Team 
See page 21 

Some'Tirsts^at Bucknell 

Mary B. Harris '94 

^FTER graduating in music, getting my A.B. 
^y± and A.M. degrees from Bucknell and teach- 
ing a year, I spent the fall and winter of '95-'96 at 
home, taking some extra work in college and enter- 
ing into its life again. That winter there were 26 
women in college besides myself: 3 seniors, 5 juniors, 
8 sophomores and 10 freshmen. 

In the autumn quarter, a student coach was im- 
ported to assist with the football team. Frank Hering 
was his name. He afterwards became coach of the 
Notre Dame team and was connected with that col- 
lege many years as a professor and later as a trustee, 
receiving the degree of LL.D. His career was notably 
distinguished, as can be seen from the sketch of his 
life in Volume 22 of "Who's Who." Along with 
his other activities, Dr. Hering was the first to spon- 
sor the national observance of Mother's Day. 

This was the man who, as a side issue, organized, 
coached and umpired two basketball teams on our 
campus — one of college girls, the other of the insti- 
tute girls— the FIRST basketball teams at Bucknell. 
The captain of the college girls' team was Mary 
Wolfe. I played guard. There were nine on the 
team, and the accompanying sketch gives an idea of 
the costume we wore — a blue sweater and a blue 
skirt which reached modestly to the ankle. Our skir- 
mishes were spirited; and when several fell on the 
ball, it was given to the player whose skirt was found 
to be covering it. That made the umpire's decision 
easy. Mary Wolfe was also tennis champion in the 
spring tournament and probably wore the usual garb 
— white shirtwaist and a stiffly starched white duck 
or pique skirt, three or more yards wide at the hem 
and nearly touching the ground. 

We organized the FIRST women's glee club that 
winter. I was appointed its leader, and we practiced 
almost every day at the President's house, at the hour 
when my father took his daily four-mile walk. We 
gave one concert in bucknell Hall and appeared at 
other events in the town Opera House, which has 
since bLU'ned down. 

A college women's organization was formed; and 
we imitated the men by having a literary society, 
called Zeta, where wc all had practice in debate, par- 
liamentary procedure and extei)ip()yc speaking. Dur- 
ing the winter, we entertained the men's societies, 
Euepia and Theta Alpha. 

In '96, the chief college publication was called 
The Mirror, the editors of which asked the college 
women to issue the January, 1896, number. I was 
chosen editor, with Mary Wolfe as business manager. 
Our issue was twelve pages larger than average, and 
we thought it was good. In our editorial section, we 
thanked the regular staff and expressed the hope that 
an annual women's edition might become a tradition. 

Besides these projects, the twenty-six college girls 
supported a chapter of Pi Beta Phi, were active in 
Christian Association work, held class offices and 
took part in all other phases of Bucknell's life, in- 
cluding the class scraps. They all had intensive 
training in extracurricular activities and all stood 
well scholastically, but I never heard any of them 
complain of being overburdened. It is fun to start 

Three Bucknell Scientists 

(Continued from page 6.) 

but retired from the position several years ago in 
order that he might give more time to research and 
graduate students. 

Dr. Poffenberger is a Fellow of the American As- 
sociation for the Advancement of Science and has 
been vice-president of the American Psychological 
Association, the Society of Experimental Psycholo- 
gists, the National Institute of Psychology and the 
American Association of Applied Psychologists; a 
member of the New York Academy of Science, Phi 
Kappa Psi and the Masonic fraternity. His books 
other than that mentioned above are: Experimental 
Psychology (Laboratory Manual), The Sense of 
Taste, Applied Psychology (1917 and 1923), Psy- 
chology ill Advertising, Applied Psychology, Its 
Principles and Methods (1927). He was married to 
Flossie V. Kauffman (deceased), and they have a 
son and a daughter. 

New Bucknell Alumni Clubs are being organized 
at Bloomsburg and Bridgeport, Connecticut, May 20 
and 29. 

Special Cultural Offer- 
ings in Centennial 

rjyyMKy v. TRISTRAM coffin, Pulitzer 
I\ \'uy.c poet and Pierce professor of English at 
Bowd(jm College, was the first of a series of out- 
standing guests to come to the campus during the 
centennial celebration which began February 5. Mr. 
Coffin was guest speaker at the annual Phi Beta 
Kappa dinner February 7, was entertained at 
luncheon by the Bucknell Language Group and spoke 
in several of the college English courses. The general 
public was invited to attend his lecture Friday morn- 
ing in the Vaughan Literature Auditorium. 

During the fourth week in March, Bucknell was 
proud to" have as a guest John Sloan, noted painter, 
etcher, draftsman and muralist. He was second in 
the series of outstanding artists, writers and speakers 
who have been invited to the campus as a feature of 
the University's centennial program. The eminent 
artist and his wife were present at an exhibition of 
his etchings Sunday afternoon m Roberts Hall, where 
a large group of students and many guests from 
neighboring communities had gathered. On Monday 
night Mr. Sloan, one of "The Eight" famous in 
American Art History and for many years an inspir- 
ing teacher at the Art Students League of New York, 
gave in the Vaughan Literature Auditorium a lan- 
tern-slide lecture on his work. John Sloan, a native 
Pennsylvanian, was born in Lock Haven, some forty- 
five miles from the Bucknell campus. He has lived 
since 1905 in New York, where he came to be recog- 
nized as a leader in the field of creative art and 
gamed international fame. He is a personal friend 
of Bucknell's artist-in-residence, Harry Wickey, him- 
self an outstanding artist of integrity and creative 

Harry Hayden Clark, professor of English at the 
University of Wisconsin and outstanding scholar in 
American literature, was on the campus April 4 and 
5 as a centennial guest of the University. He ad- 
dressed the members of the Bucknell Scholars Club 
at a dinner meeting Thursday evening, lectured be- 
fore the World Literature groups and was a guest 
speaker in American literature classes on Friday, 
April 5. 

Reginald Marsh, distinguished artist and recipient 
of many notable prizes, was present at an exhibit of 
his original work April 12 in Roberts Hall. Several 
hundred students and guests from the town and 
neighboring communities came in from the Sunday 
afternoon sunshine to enjoy the display of etchings 
and drawinqs, refreshments from the flower-decked 

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Trustees Guide BucknelTs Development 

0VER the past hundred years, the men and women who have really made education at Bucknell possible 
have been the Trustees. With no thought of personal reward, they have given freely of their time 
and effort and means that Bucknell might serve young men and women and, through them, society. For a 
century, too, this has been a notable company, constantly renewing itself and lending dignity, stability and 
guidance to an institution trying to adjust to a rapidly changing society. If space permitted, extended in- 
formation would be given on each of the Trustees, all of whom are listed below. Beginning in an early 
issue, the individual members will be introduced more fully to Bucknell Alumni. 

Name Business Connection Address 

Aubrey, Edwin E President and Professor of Christian Social Philosoph)', Crozer 

Theological Seminary Chester, Pa. 

Benedum, Michael L Capitalist Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Bolton, Elmer K Director, Chemical Department, E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Com- 
pany Wilmington, Del. 

Bostwick, Roy G Lawyer (Chairman) Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Burpee, David President, W. Atlee Burpee Company Philadelphia, Pa. 

Darlington, Richard President, Pennsylvania & Hudson Company, Middle Atlantic An- 
thracite Corporation and several other large companies Philadelphia, Pa. 

Greene, Edward M Retired Leather Manufacturer Huntingdon, Pa. 

Harris, Mary Belle Retired ; formerly Superintendent, Federal Reformatory for Women, 

Alderson, W. Va Lewisburg, Pa. 

Hastings, Berkeley V. . . . Insurance Milton, Pa. 

Henderson, Joseph W. . . . Lawyer Philadelphia, Pa. 

Holton, Charles R Vice-President in Charge of Purchases, Bethlehem Steel Company. . . . Bethlehem, Pa. 

Hopper, H. Boardman. . .Investments; Senior Partner, Hopper, Soliday and Company Philadelphia, Pa. 

Hopwood, J. M President, Hagan Corporation Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Howell, Alfred C Vice-President, Guaranty Trust Company New York, N. Y. 

King, William I Lawyer Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Kress, Rush H Vice-Chairman, Board of Trustees, S. H. Kress & Company New York, N. Y. 

Lindback, Christian R. . , .President, Abbott Dairies, Incorporated Philadelphia, Pa. 

McClintock, Gilbert S. . . Lawyer Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 

McClure, James F Lawyer Lewisburg, Pa. 

Macklin, J. F President, J. H. Weaver Coal Company Philadelphia, Pa. 

Marts, Arnaud C President, Marts and Lundy, Incorporated New York, N. Y. 

Mathieson, Andrew R. . . Salary Administration Supervisor, United States Steel Corporation 

of Delaware Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Overholt, Ernest Banker Scottdale, Pa. 

Pangburn, Edward W. . . . Physician Philadelphia, Pa. 

Poling, Daniel A Minister, Baptist Temple; President, World's Christian Endeavor 

Union ; Editor-in-Chief, Christian Herald Philadelphia, Pa. 

Richards, Earl M Vice-President in Charge of Operations, Republic Steel Corporation . . . Cleveland, O. 

Roemer, Henry A Chairman and President, Sharon Steel Corporation Sharon, Pa. 

Rooke, R. L Limited Partner, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Beane; mem- 
ber, New York Stock Exchange New York, N. Y. 

Schnure, Fred O Electrical Superintendent, Bethlehem Steel Company Sparrows Point, Md. 

Shirley, John T General Agent, New England Mutual Life Insurance Company, 

1909 Oliver Building Pittsburgh, Pa. ' 

Smith, Harvey F Surgeon Harrisburg, Pa. 

Sordoni, Andrew J Senator ; Owner, Sordoni Construction Company, Telephone Com- 
panies, Hotel System Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 

Trax, Harland A Retired Telephone Company Executive Upper Montclair, N. J. 

Weckesser, Frederick J. . . Retired Executive, Woolworth Company Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 

White, William R Vice-President, Guaranty Trust Company New York, N. Y. 

Wolfe, Mary M Retired ; formerly Superintendent, Laurelton State Village Lewisburg, Pa. 


Dr. Effie C. Ireland 

Dr, Effie C, Ireland 
Heads Important 

/DAURELTON VILLAGE is hardly a village. No 
cr^mi one driving past the fine stone buildings which 
make up the institution for feebleminded women 
would think of it as such. However, that is the offi- 
cial title and, anyhow, that question is not our main 
concern here. We are interested in its close relation- 
ship to Bucknell. It has been created and directed 
since its inception by BuckneUians. Dr. Mary Wolfe 
'96, descendant of a distinguished Bucknell family 
and at present a member of the Bucknell Board of 
Trustees, was the founder of the institution and for 
many years its head. On her retirement the leader- 
ship of the institution was handed to another out- 
standing Bucknell woman. Dr. Effie C. Ireland. 

Dr. Ireland came to Bucknell in the fall of 1921 
after graduating from Indiana State Normal School 
and teaching for four years. In 1924 she received 
her degree in the pre-medical course, being awarded 
the Margaret Tustin O'Hara prize. She entered the 
University of Pennsylvania Medical School that year 
and received her M.D. degree in 1928. She interned 
in the Harrisburg Hospital in 1928-29, became assist- 
ant physician at Laurelton in July, 1929, and in 1931 
went back to the University of Pennsylvania for a 
post-graduate course in neuropsychiatry. 

In 1939 Dr. Ireland inspected for the State De- 
partment of Welfare all the state-owned, state-aided 
and private institutions for mental disease and de- 
fects and the epileptic colonies. During her sei-\ace 
as physician at Laurelton Village she has developed 
an excellent program of preventive medicine, includ- 
ing a special diagnostic and preventive tuberculosis 
program. In fact, she was the first to make a tuber- 

culosis survey in a Pennsylvania mental institution. 
She was elevated to the superintendency in 19^0 and 
has been recognized for her progressive administra- 
tion of the institution. In addition to holding mem- 
bership in the Lycoming County Medical Society, 
Pennsylvania Medical Society, American Medical As- 
sociation, American Psychiatric Association and the 
American Welfare Conference, Dr. Ireland is a fel- 
low of the American Association on Mental Defi- 
ciency and of the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society. 

Gala Social Events Back 
On the Calendar 

/N THE Davis Gymnasium, February 8, close on 
the heels of Charter Day, the Sophomore Co- 
tillion was the first major social event of the centen- 
nial year. It was a gala affair which gave a foretaste 
of banner celebrations ushering in the second hun- 
dred years of Bucknell. Vic Fraysee and his fourteen- 
piece band furnished the music in a colonial setting. 
of tall columns entwined with ivy and colored blos- 
soms. Gloria Anderson, lovely in a fuschia gown, 
was selected as queen from a group of sixteen sopho- 
more women. Plantation punch and cookies were 
served throughout the evening. 

The festive carnival of Mardi Gras with its flowers, 
gay balloons and brightly striped awnings was the 
decorative theme of the Junior Prom held at Bucknell 
on April 5, for the first time in three years. More 
than 1,100 persons danced to the music of Stan Ken- 
ton's famous band and crowded to the bleachers to 
watch the candidates for queen promenade the spot- 
lighted length of the gymnasium with their escorts. 
June Stott, in filmy white, won the queen's crown 
from Stan Kenton. After receiving a sheaf of red 
roses, she was conducted to the throne where she 
held court until intermission. 

The Centennial Class of 1946 have interesting 
plans for a grand birthday party at their Senior Ball, 
May 17. The plans for the unusual and beautiful 
decorations are at the moment a closely guarded class 
secret, but the seniors of Bucknell's centennial year, 
with Betty Wells and Ted Roselle as co-chairmen of 
the committee, expect this last big formal of their 
college lives to be something to remember. Tommy 
Tucker and his seventeen-piece orchestra will furnish 
the music at the Davis Gym, from 9: 00 P. M. to 
2: 00 A.M. 

^ ^ :i: ^ :!i: 

Philadelphia Alumni have set November 15, the 
Friday night preceding the Temple game, for their 
first fall meeting. Put this on your calendar. Room 
for 600 at Kugler's. Big things are being planned. 


Student Campus Club 

C>^HE Student Campus Club of Bucknell Univer- 
Cf) sity has entered the post-war period reorgan- 
ized as a co-educational body, its membership open 
to all students, for the purpose of furthering oppor- 
tunities for both group and individual participation 
in student activities. 

In the past an organization for non-affiliated stu- 
dents, the Club is now emphasizing that the phrase 
in its constitution, "open to all students," means both 
affiliated and non-affiliated people. Although several 
of the basic ideals upon which SCC is founded are 
different from those of Greek letter fraternities and 
sororities on campus, the officers of this new co-ed 
group stress that SCC is not organized in opposition 
to the Greeks. The Student Campus Club is organ- 
ized, rather, for the purpose of fulfilling needs and 
desires of students which are not adequately fulfilled 
by other campus groups. 

Following the initial reorganization meetings of 
the co-ed group, a campus-wide membership drive 
was carried out, culminating in a picnic supper for 
over 100 students in the orchard behind the abode of 
Guy Payne '09. Baseball, volley-ball, hamburgers 
and group singing held sway in the early-evening's 

With a roller-skating party and a week-end at 
Cowan behind them, SCC members look forward to 
an afternoon and evening trip to Rolling Green and 
a spring formal dance as highlights in the semester's 

Individuals of the group will be elected as SCCs 
representatives to Student Faculty Congress, a men's 
and women's representative to the Booster Club, 
men's and women's sports managers for the group's 
activities in inter-mural athletics and representatives 
to the Women's Scholarship Committee. Investiga- 
tions are being made concerning a possible news pub- 
lication by members of the group, as well as the 
problem of setting up a tutoring system for the bene- 
fit of students within the group. 

Organized as a social co-ed club in 1937, SCC went 
through the war period of 1943 to 1946 as an inde- 
pendent women's organization. The women, with 
other interested persons on campus, in the last 
months of 1945 responded to a noted interest for a 
revival of a co-educational SCC by calling a meeting 
for reorganizational purposes. 

Temporary officers have been elected to serve until 
the middle of May, when permanent officers for the 
coming year will be chosen. Nic Sileo, veteran and 
freshman, was elected to the presidency; Betty Holi- 
field, former president, was elected vice-president; 


Gladys, Filippone, secretary; and Wally Loui, treas- 


Professor Stanley H. Chapman is one of the new 
co-advisors of the organization; a woman advisor 
will be selected in the near future to fill the other 
seat of the co-advisorship. 

The Sholl Family 

The Shells, A Bucknell 

0CCASIONALLY in the past the Alumnus has 
called attention to a family so deeply involved 
in Bucknell traditions and relationships that it seems 
to be inextricably tied to this institution. The Sholl 
family is another example of this inevitable relation- 

John Gurney Sholl and Helen Hare Sholl, both of 
the Bucknell Class of 1910, have three sons — Jack' 37, 
Don '42 and Calvin '46. Don's wife is the former 
Janet Bold '43 and Calvin's the former Nancy Ire- 
land '43. But two of John Gurney ShoU's sisters, 
Mary Sholl Sherman '22 and Dorothy B. Sholl '23, 
and his niece, Elizabeth Sholl Dallery, who spent a 
year at Bucknell, must be added to the list. How- 
ever, this is only one end of the line. To bring the 
story up to date, Mrs. Helen Hare Sholl is the daugh- 
ter of Calvin Hare '77, her mother was a graduate 
of the Bucknell Institute in the Class of 1872, her 
mother's sister, Annie Moore Davis, was in the pre- 
ceding Institute class. Her mother's cousin. Dr. Wil- 
liam Woodward (reared by her grandmother), was 
a member of the college Class of 1888. Dr. J. Madi- 
son Hare, brother of Reverend Calvin Hare, received 
his degree in 1885. His wife, Anne Griffin Hare, 
was a special student in the Institute in 1881-82. 

While the above listing probably omits a number 
of names, it is an example of the fact that college 
alumni are clannish, to say the least. 

In college John Gurney Sholl was a member of 
Delta Sigma and editor of L'Age)2da. Following 

graduation he was in newspaper work for many 
years, conducting' a news agency of his own. After 
six years as a freeholder, he served five years in the 
New Jersey Assennbly and four in the Senate. Dur- 
ing his senate service he was a member of the Execu- 
tive Committee for Constitutional Revision. He was 
recently appointed secretary of the Migrant Labor 
Board of New Jersey with offices in Trenton and be- 
came the key man in New Jersey's endeavor to serve 
the many roving laborers of the state. 

Helen Hare ShoU is a member of Pi Beta Phi and 
a charter member of the South Jersey Alumni Club 
of that organization. She has been a leader in wom- 
en's organizations in Pitman and southern New 
Jersey and was recently president of the Bucknell 
Mothers' Association. 

Their three sons served in World War 11 in the 
following capacities: Jack — Captain in Medical 
Corps; Don — Lt. (j.g.) in Naval Air Corps; Calvin 
^Lt. (j.g.) in Navy. 

twenty-three advances in the school program achieved 
during Mr. Hedge's first four-year term. 

Hedge had served twelve years as superintendent 
at J-Serwyn and eight at Lebanon before coming to 
ik'thlehem. During the previous six years he had 
been a high .school teacher and assistant principal. 
In Bethlehem he is president of the Rotary Club and 
is on the board of the following agencies: Family 
Welfare, Council of Social Agencies, O^mmunity 
Chest, Child Guidance Clinic. 

At Ikicknell he was president of the senior class, 
president of the student council and a member of 
Delta Sigma fraternity. At college he met Helen 
Groff, whom he later married. They have two chil- 
dren: Helen, 14, and David, 11. 

Homecoming" 1946 

John W. Hedge 

Hedge '16 Educational 

^OHN W. HEDGE was recently unanimously 
q/ re-elected superintendent of the public schools 
of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with his salary increased 
to $8,000 per year. In an editorial, the Bethlehem 
Globe-Times says: "Re-election of John W. Hedge 
as superintendent of schools — by unanimous vote of 
the school directors — augurs well for the future of 
public education in Bethlehem. This is true not only 
because Mr. Hedge has made a real contribution to 
the schools in his four years of service here, but be- 
cause the school board endorses his leadership and 
bespeaks an attitude of co-operation in seeking ob- 
jectives still to be achieved." The editorial then lists 

/"y^ROBABLY the biggest homecoming celebration 
jT in the history of the University will be on Octo- 
ber 26, 1946, when the Lafayette Leopards come 
to Lewisburg to meet "Al" Humphreys' post-war 
Bisons. If the weather is good and the teams seem 
to be pretty closely matched, the spectators will pour 
into the stadium in what it is hoped will be unprece- 
dented numbers. 

This will be the last celebration in a year of cen- 
tennial festivities. Humphreys will have a small crew 
of helpers but as good a crew as will train any 1946 
college team. "Woody" Ludwig was head coach for 
two and one-half years and produced two good 
teams. His last year's crew was small and greatly 
decimated by injuries, and the record was not im- 
pressive. Sylvester "Bus" Blum, who came to Buck- 
nell with "Al" as line coach in 1937, will be the third 
member of the coaching stafif. "Al" and "Bus" have 
recently returned from long ser^'ice in the Navy, in 
which they were not entirely divorced from football 

The team has had a satisfactory spring practice in 
which was included a trip to Annapolis, where they 
held a scrimmage game with the Navy. Alumni who 
like football will look forward to returning to the 
campus on October 26. MARK THAT DATE ON 

ALUMNI: Be sure to reser\^e rooms and board 
for commencement IMMEDIATELY. The housing 
shortage is such that a jam is sure to be created if 
you wait till the last minute. A big reason for this 
request is the fact all classes are invited to hold re- 
unions, whereas heretofore onlv five-year classes par- 
ticipated. Another reason is that a large number of 
notables from all parts of the world will be present. 




Stephen W. Taylor 
Acting President, 1846-51 

Howard Malcom 
President, 1851-7 

George R. Bliss 
Acting President, 1857-8 and 1871-2 

George G. Groff 
Acting President, 1888-9 

John Howard Harris 
President, 1889-1919 

Emory W, Hunt 
President, 1919-31 

Herbert Lincoln Spencer 
President, 1945- 

Thomas Wattson 
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, 1848-74 

William Shadrach 

Trustee, 1849-71, 1877-90 

Chairman of Board, 1879-82 

William Shadrach and Eugenio Kincaid 
They worked three years, traveling i 

Justin J.hhmis 
President, 1858-79 

Francis W. Tustin 
Acting President, 1879 

David Javne Hill 
President, 1879-88 

Charles P. Vaughan 
Acting President, 1931 

Homer Price Rainey 
President, 1931-5 

Arnaud C. M.\rts 

Acting President, 1935-8 

President, 1938-45 


;ed the itrst $100,000 of Bucknell funds. 
f times under considerable hardships. 

ToHN Price Crozer 

Trustee, 1847-66 

Christopher M.^iHi:i>=ox 

Famous baseball pitcher and victim of 

World War I 

Baseball ( oac ii liii i 1,am , Track Coach "Woody" 

LuDwiG, Tennis Coach "Hank" Peters and 

Woody's Three Mascots 

Spring Athletics in 
Full Swing 

/'/^ UCKNELL'S centennial year finds the college's 
JL) baseball team marking the sixtieth anniversary 
of intercollegiate competition on the diamond. 

The first recorded intercollegiate contest was with 
Penn State on May 12, 1886, with the Bisons on the 
losing end, 10 to 0. Earlier teams, unofficial and 
playing for the most part teams from near-by points, 
were organized as early as I860. 

William Lane '39, one-time versatile Herd foot- 
baller, is coach of the current Orange and Blue base- 
ball aggregation which plays a thirteen-game sched- 
ule this season. 

Another newcomer to Bucknell's coaching staff is 
Henry N. Peters '39, who will tutor the tennis team 
this campaign. He succeeds Professor Floyd G. 
Ballentine '99, v^'ho coached the netmen for fifteen 

J. Ellwood Ludwig, who has been associated with 
Bucknell's athletic corps since 1943, takes over the 
reins of the track squad this year. He replaces John 
D. Plant, who has retired from coaching while re- 
taining his post as director of physical education for 

Harold Evans returns for his sixteenth season as 
coach of the Bison golfers. 

George Bellak, Jr., freshman from Muncy, is one 
of the first-string twirlers on the Bucknell varsity 
baseball team this season. 

His father, George Bellak, Sr. '24, was a varsity 
pitcher for the Bisons from 1920 to 1924. He also 
held down the post of fullback on the Herd grid 
team. Last fall he left Johnstown to take the job of 
coaching football at Muncy High School. 


Blum Instructs His Proteges 

In the one baseball game played to date, Lafayette 
came to Bucknell after three wins and no defeats, 
and went on the following day to defeat Penn State 
4-3. But at Bucknell Pitcher Herman Bloom held 
them to five hits while the Bisons were gathering 
nine and won the game 3-2. 

George Bellak, Jr., Southpaw Hurler 

Floyd George Ballentine '99, Ph.D., professor of 
Latin language and literature, and official and un- 
official tennis coach for thirty years, will hereafter 
enjoy Bucknell's tennis matches from a sideline van- 
tage point. "Hank" Peters took over May 11 when 
Gettysburg engaged the Bisons on the courts. Dr. 
Ballentine, who became official coach in 1924, is him- 
self an excellent player and was "out there" every 
day playing tennis for the same reason he coached 
the sport all those years, "purely for the love of the 

Alumni Handicap Golf Tournament: Friday, June 
28 and forenoon of Saturday, June 29, on the Buck- 
nell Golf Course. Nine holes, medal play, either day. 
Use your home club handicap. Register at Club 
House before starting. Contest must be finished be- 
fore 1:00 P.M., June 29. Suitable prizes will be 

P^cbosea ClmeHdmenk to tlie ovj-i^avu^ ci tke 
(jeneial (jlumm (Jssociation 

/^HAIRMAN O. V. W. HAWKINS '15 of iJic 
{^ Committee on Revision of the By-Laws of the 
General Alumni Association submits for the com- 
mittee the followint; clianges. He requests that you 
study them carefully and be prepared to vote on them 
on June 28. 

I. Strike out the words Alumni Moni'hly wherever 
they appear and insert in place thereof The Bucknell 

II. Amend Section 2 of Article VII by adding a new 
sentence, reading as follows: 

"The president shall be a member ex ofic/o of the 
committee on nominations for alumni trustee." 

III. Amend Section 4 of Article VII concerning duties 
of the Alumni Secretary by striking out paragraph k and 

"(k.) Three months prior to the annual Assembly, 
inform the president of each Alumni Club by letter of 
the provision in the by-laws entitling clubs to send 
delegates and alternates to the Assembly and request- 
ing him to put the election of such delegates and 
alternates to represent his club on the agenda for the 
next meeting of his club and to periodically follow up 
such letters with the purpose of securing full repre- 
sentation of all clubs at the Assembly. 

" (1.) Act as the secretary to the committee on nomi- 
nations for alumni trustee and as such perform the 
following duties: 

"1. Attend the meetings of the committee and 
keep the minutes thereof. 

"2. Immediately after the fall term of the Uni- 
versity shall begin, he shall send to the president 
of each Alumni Club a letter requesting him to 
immediately appoint a committee to select one or 
more persons from the membership of his club or 
the Association to be proposed to the committee 
on nominations as candidates for alumni trustee 
and to have the committee so named report at the 
next meeting of his club. Such letter shall be 
accompanied by an appropriate standard form for 
convenient use for proposing candidates and fur- 
nishing qualifications of each candidate proposed. 
He shall periodically follow up each such letter 
from which no reply shall have been received 
until nominations shall have been secured from 
substantially all clubs. 

"3. In each issue of The Bucknell Alum- 
nus published between the beginning of the fall 
term of the University and the date for closing 
nominations, he shall cause to be inserted in a 
prominent place a notice inviting the alumni to 
take advantage of their privilege to file a petition 
proposing nominees for alumni trustee. 

"4. All nominations received by the alumni 

secretary shall in due course be turned over to 
the chairman of the committee on nominations. 

"5. Act as chairman of the Committee of 

"6. Cause appropriate articles and notices to 
be inserted in The Bucknell Alumnus for the 
purpose of publicizing the candidates for alumni 
trustee to induce a large popular vote on the 

IV. Strike out Section 2 of Article VIII and add: 

"Section 2. Each Alumni Club and any five or more 
alumni shall have the privilege of proposing the names 
of one or more alumni to the committee as candidates 

for alumni trustee. 

"Section 3. It shall be the duty of the committee 
to canvass the members of the Association for the pur- 
pose of ascertaining the best-suited and best-qualified 
persons available for alumni trustee and from the re- 
sults of such canvass and the nominations filed, as pro- 
vided in Section 2 of this article, the committee shall 
select two persons which it considers best suited and 
qualified for the office and file its report in writing 
with the president showing, among other things, the 
names of the persons proposed to the committee as 
nominees, the selections made and whether the report 
is unanimous. The president shall cause a copy of said 
report to be sent immediately by mail to each of the 
directors and proceed to have the same re%'iewed by 
the Board. The candidates selected by the committee 
shall be candidates for alumni trustee, unless they are 
rejected by a majority of the entire Board, and in such 
event, the Board shall select the two candidates for 
alumni trustee. The two candidates so selected shall 
be submitted to the vote of the members of the Asso- 
ciation and the candidate who receives the largest num- 
ber of votes cast shall be considered nominated as the 
candidate of the alumni for a trustee of the University. 

"Section 4. The alumni secretary- shall cause ballots 
to be printed, naming the candidates in alphabetical 
order, and cause a ballot to be sent by mail to each 
member of the Association w-ith appropriate instruc- 
tions for voting, together with an envelope directed to 
the alumni secretary- for the return of the baUot. The 
ballots, as returned, shall be deposited unopened in a 
locked box to be provided for the purpose, which shall 
be opened only by the Committee of Tellers. 

"Section 5. The president shall appoint a Committee 
of Tellers consisting of three persons, one of w-hom 
shall be the alumni secretary and he shall be the chair- 
man of the committee to canvass the ballots and said 
committee shall make a report of their canvass in writ- 
ing and file the same w-ith the alumni secretary as a 
permanent record. 

"Section 6. The alumni secretary shall certify the 
successful candidate to the Board of Trustees of the 


Dr Owens Writes of 
Old Times 

(Dr. William G. Owens, emeritus professor of chemistry, 
who was 88 years old on May 14, is an invaluable aid to 
the Alumni Office in keeping contact with the past.) 

Dear Dr. Davis: ^P^^ 5, 1946. 

You wish to know about my activities and accom- 
plishments of late. Since Dr. Marts asked me to help 
the Alumni Office get material ready for the next 
Alumni catalog, I have been looking through the 
catalogs from 1851 to date. Not only what the books 
have said but what they have suggested has given 
me great pleasure and amusement. 

One of my first memories is of students coming to 
my grandfather's farm with their bed ticks. They 
would fill them with clean wheat straw, carry them 
back to the hill and make up their "innerspring mat- 
tresses" which were to serve them till the next June. 

I recall being interested in the strange man with 
the long hair, Shaw Loo from Burma. He used to 
take me on his lap. We hoped to see him when we 
were in Burma in 1937, but he had died a few 
months before we got there. We saw his daughter, 
however, and his grandson who is now superintend- 
ent of a high school. 

When I was in the preparatory department, a fel- 
low from Reading came out to the farm to steal some 
apples. Just as he began to fill his bag, a revolver 
was emptied near the house, and the way that fellow 
went over the fence and through the blackberry 
bushes was something to be remembered. He wanted 
to know from me later if I would not intercede for 
him so he would not be arrested. 

A large fellow lived on the lower floor of the 
West Wing. Next him was an empty room. He went 
in there and covered the walls with warriors from 
Cassar. He had to clean them off later. 

We did not have classes on Thursday morning. 
All students were expected to go to prayer meeting 
on Wednesday evening, so we had lectures in place 
of regular classes on Thursday morning. 

Every day at the ringing of the big bell the boys 
filed into chapel. Only then did the "Sem" girls 
come up the hill to chapel so they might not get 
mixed up with the boys. One cold, icy morning, one 
of the boys crawled out across the slippery roof 
where he could reach the bell and tie it fast. Then 
he hid the ladder so when the bell-ringer tried to call 
the fellows in the bell would not ring. The boys 
would not go in till the bell rang, so the fellow saw 
the girls, which was his object. 

There was a chapel roll-call every morning to 
which those present answered "Here" — except on 

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Dr. Wm. G. Owens '80 Tells His Granddaughter, 
Helen Hayden '48 

Monday mornings. On that day, if the student had 
been at church the day before, he or she answered 
"Yes, sir." If the student had not attended church 
services, the proper answer was the one given on 
other days, "Here." 

The girls had a class in chemistry. One morning 
when they went in they found every piece of upright 
material had a flower tied to it. The professor was 
greatly surprised, as were the girls. But he compli- 
mented the boys on their thoughtfulness, the girls 
agreeing wholeheartedly. But, the next Thursday 
every beaker had a mouse under it. After that the 
professor slept in the laboratory every Wednesday 

Hallowe'en, then as now, was a special night. 
Horses and other animals used to come to college. 
The morning after my son reported that our cow had 
disappeared, we found her in Bucknell Hall, where 
all the departments met. My son took the cow home 
and I notified the janitor. He removed the corn 
fodder the cow could not eat, and when chapel met 
the only evidence of the cow's presence was some 
dampness near the radiator to which she had been 
tied. Some ten years later an old student returning 
said to me, "Professor, how did you get that cow out 
of chapel?" "My son took the chain from the radia- 
tor and put his arm around her neck and they just 
walked out of the chapel together," I answered. 
"Well," he said, "we had the awfulest time getting 
her in! We had to just pick her up and carry her in." 
I did not ask him who the rest of the "we" were. 

Now do you see why I enjoy calling up the good 

old times as I read over the names of the boys and 
girls that 1 have knovcn in the days that are CiONF. ? 
Yours in viewing the olden DAYS, 

Wll.l.lAM G. OwiiNS '80. 

The 1896 Women's 
Basketball Team 

0N page 10 is shown the basketball team mentioned by 
Dr. Mary B. Harris '94 in hier article, "Some 'Firsts' 
at Bucknell." Below are the names of the team members, 
left to right: 

Mary Cliambers ('98) Mr.s. Edward flint ('98) 

R. D. No. 4, 
West Chester, Pa. 

Mary Harris ('94, MA '95, Hon '27) 9 Marlcet St., 

Lewisburg, Pa. 

Kate Goddard ('97) Mrs. John Jones, 

Moray House, Crugen Ave., 
Kennel Bay, Rhyl, 
North Wales, England. 

Nellie Taylor ('97) Mrs. Nelson Davis ('95) 

Deceased 1904. 

Henrietta Allen (x'99) Mrs. Samuel Gordon, 

Tipton, Iowa. 

Alice Thomas (x'99) Mrs. Kearsing, 

West Main St., 
Frostburg, Md. 

Mary Wolfe ('96, AM '00, Hon '33) 29 S. Third St., 

Lewisburg, Pa. 

Alice Lillibridge (x'99) Deceased 1912. 

Nan Gilchrist (x'99) Mrs. Benjamin Strong, 

3 Queens Drive, 
Montpelier C2, 
Dunedin, New Zealand. 

Local Club Presidents 

/'T^EIvIEiVIBER that your club is entitled to send a 

Jl\ delegate and an alternate to the meeting of 

the General Assembly in Bucknell Hall at 12: 00 M., 

Friday, June 28. If you are located more than 300 
miles from Lewisburg, these need not be members of 
your club but may be appointed from any other club. 

In iiddition to the delegate and alternate men- 
ti(Micd above, you may send (;ne delegate and one 
alternate for each seventy-five members or fraction 
thereof who have paid their dues. 

Two members of the Board of Directors will be 
elected on June 28 to fill the places now held by W. 
C. Lowther '13 and Emma Dillon '15, whose terms 
expire this year. One of these must be a woman. 

Douglass Freeman 
Commencement Speaker 

(|^J~^OUGLASS FREEMAN, editor of the Rjch- 
jLy mond News Leader and author of the four- 
volume life of Robert E. Lee, will be the principal 
speaker at the Commencement exercises on June 29. 
Dr. Freeman was professor of journalism at Colum- 
bia University from 1936 to 1941; he is a member 
and trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation and Gen- 
eral Education Board and holds numerous other 
posts of importance. 

Dr. Freeman is the author of Reports on Virginia, 
Virginia — A Great Dominion (in these United 
States), The Last Parade, Robert E. Lee (Pulitzer 
Prize work) , The South to Posterity, Lee's Lieuten- 
ants and a number of other works. 

Bucknell is fortunate to have Dr. Freeman as the 
principal speaker on this important occasion, for he 
is one of America's most distinguished citizens and 



June 27-28-29, 1946 

Room and Meals Reservation Form 

Name .. 



Please reserve tickets for following meals, to be paid for at the time of registration: 

Thursday, June 27: .... Dinner (Underline) 

Friday, June 28: Breakfast Alumni Luncheon Dinner 

Saturday, June 29: Breakfast Lunch Dinner 

Please reserve for a room for the following nights: 27, 28, 29. (Circle dates) 

'We prefer accommodations in fraternity house, dormitory, private home. (Underline) 

This request covers also Mr. Mrs. Miss 

Mr. Mrs. Miss 

Mr. Mrs. Miss 

Upon arrival at the University, go directly to the registration desk in Roberts Hall. 

Return to Coininencement Housing Committee, Box 406, Bucknell Universit)', Lewisburg, Pa., by June 15, 1946. 


ike H^esident $ (^aienba^ 

he gave us the 

February 5 
February 11 

February 14 

February 16 

Note: When we asked President Spencer for a list of activities from February to June 
foUovi'ing. We suspect that there are a lot of appointments he failed to mention.} 

Charter Day 

Illustrated lecture before the local chapter of the D.A.R. on explorations into Utah under 

the auspices of the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh 
Address at the annual Men's Dinner at the Munn Avenue Presbyterian Church, East Orange, 
New Jersey, on the subject, "Arbitration As a Means of Settling Industrial Disputes" 
Address on the above subject broadcast by short-wave network to all parts of the world, 
under the auspices of the State Department 

February 17 Commencement address at the Geisinger Memorial Hospital 

February 25 Address before the Lock Haven Bucknell Alumni Association 

March 18 Speaker at the Annual Guest Night of the Lewisburg Women's Club on the subject, "The 

Present Labor Crisis" 

April 2 Moderator on the Religion-in-Life-Week program, "Bucknell Looks Forward" 

April 17 Illustrated lecture before the Sportsmen's Club of Union County on explorations into Utah 

April 18 Address to the Rotary Club of Lewisburg 

April 25 Talk before the American Society of Mechanical Engineers at Bucknell 

April 26 Address to the Society for the Advancement of Management in New York on "Labor- 

Management Problems in the Post-War Period" 

April 26 Address over Station WOR in New York on the subject, "The Responsibility of Colleges 

for the Post-War Period" 

May 8 Address before the Bucknell Alumni Club at Reading 

May 10 Address the Evangelical Church at their Regional Conference in Lewisburg 

May 19 Address at the Clarion First Baptist Church 

June 10 Commencement Address at the Harrisburg Academy 

Notes from School of 

(^TVTNITH the return to the University of nearly 
UZ/ 800 veterans m March, the Men's Glee Club 
under the direction of Professor Harold E. Cook re- 
sumed its peacetime schedule after a four-year lapse. 
Sixty-five students appeared on the regular spring 
tour before enthusiastic audiences in six cities of 
Western Pennsylvania and Ohio. They concluded 
their program , before the war veteran patients of 
Crile General Hospital in Brecksville, Ohio. 

The Womens' Glee Club, composed of some forty 
students, with Professor William D. McRae, Jr., as 
leader, gave concerts in Harrisburg and a number of 
other neighboring communities. The School of 
Music in conjunction with the Christian Association 
presented Du Bois' oratorio, "Seven Last Words," 
under the baton of Dr. Paul G. Stolz, in the crowded 
auditorium of the Baptist Church at the beginning 
of Holy Week. 

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The orchestra, markedly depleted by the departure 
of the V-12 unit, will be augmented by professionals 
in its two appearances during Commencement Week. 
It will furnish the music Friday night for Hayden's 
"Creation" and Saturday afternoon for the Com- 
mencement exercises, under the direction of Profes- 
sor Charles Stickney. 

A complete orchestra and band will be organized 
in September at the beginning of the fall term. 

Cultural Offerings 

(Continued from page 11.) 
tea table and to have the privilege of meeting and 
talking with the noted artist. Mr. Marsh, whose 
work is represented in permanent collections of many 
leading American museums, has executed two impor- 
tant murals for the Federal government, one in the 
Post Office at Washington, D. C, the other in the 
Customs House in New York City. 

Bruce Mitchell and Grant Reymard are the two 
other outstanding artists scheduled to come to the 
campus during the months of May and June. 

nucnnell Veieians 

Q'^HBRE arc an even 800 W<jilil W.ii II vcicrans, 15 of llic-m women, enrolled in the spring term. Of these, 465 are 
kS) allending the (lolle^e-on-llic-Hill for the first time, liucknell is proud to he able to serve these men and women 
and both proud and ^latl to welcome back the 335 of her sons and daughters who have returned to the campus to take 
up again their educational training. Some 135 of these veterans are married — 58 of the returned Uucknellians and 77 
of the more recent enrol lees. As a group they are roiling up a fine record, 16% of their grades at the end of the first 
semester being A, the highest college grade, while at the other end of the curve only 3% of their grades were failure. 
The average grade for the entire group stands at B. 

The great majority of the 3,000 Bucknellians in the Armed Services have been released. Although Bucknell has 
had to turn away more than 1,000 veterans, she hopes to take care of all the men and women who left the campus to 
serve their country. 

Following are the names of veterans whose release from the Services has been reported to the Alumni Office, Aster- 
isks indicate those who have returned to the campus. 

Abbott, Harlan E 


*Abbott, Imly Sharp, Jr 


*Abraham, Judson Arison . . . 


=1- Acker, Stanley Randolph . . . 


Adams, Miriam Meek 


Adler, Horace N 


Aikman, James B 


Albert, Paul M 


Alexander, Alex 


Alexander, Stuart C 


Allen, George Armstrong . . 


Allen, W, Gregory 


Allison, Jay Russell 


Allison, Robert H 


Alpert, Martin A 


Altman, Morris 


*Anderson, Fred Howard . . . 


*Anderson, Freeman Burket . 


Anderson, John Mann 


Angstadt, Walter Edwin . . . 


Anthony, J. A 


Antonelli, Francis X 


*Arbaus;h, David Ray 


Arbogast, William H 


Armish, Harvey L 


Armor, Raymond Hughes . . 


*Armstrong, Campbell Clayton 


Armstront;, Kendall 


Arnold William . . . . 


Arthur, James 


*Ash, Richard Holl 


*Ashby, Roland Arthur 


*Ashman, Alfred Owen, Jr. . 


Askey, William H 


*Atkins, Seymour S 


*Aulbach, John Matthew . . . 

*Austin, Robert D., Jr 


*Austin, Robert K 


*Babbitt, Walter E 


Bachman, John P 


*Bacon, Edwin Freas 


*Bailey, Cecil 


*Baird Donald C . . 


*Baker, Albin David 


Baker, Francis P 


Baldwin, Mason W 


*Ballini;, Robert C 


Baney, Robert Sheasley .... 


*Barber, Joseph William 

*Barker, Thomas Georee .... 


*Barnett, Shelton William . . 


''Barrett, Manuel Laro x'44 

Bartlett, Kenneth A., Jr. ... x'45 

Barton, Jack H '32 

''Bastian, Benjamin Franklin . x'45 

"Baum, John E x'45 

Bayless, Kenneth '42 

Beaver, Paul S '28 

Beck, Allen William '42 

Beck, Wilmer T '38 

Beckley, Edward C '31 

i'Beckley, Russell M x'46 

'■Belford, Francis M x'39 

Bell, William T. . . '43 

Bergen, John L '35 

''Bergenstock, Ernest F 

''Berger, Seymour P x'44 

Bergkamp, Harry O '35 

Berley, Larry '34 

Beshel, Anthony A '27 

!=Betzel, John David 

Biddle, Elmer '37 

Biehn, Gerald L '40 

Black, Sam McC x'45 

Blair, Walter A., Jr '41 

Bland, Jonathan F '39 

i=Blau, Philip V-12 

''Block, Leonard x46 

Blockhaus, Arthur P x'46 

''Bloom, Herman V-12 

"Bobb, William T x'44 

Boben, William R. A. (Dr.) x'27 

"Bode, Christopher F x'47 

"Bohner, Homer A x'44 

Bolton. Ralph W '44 

Bonanno, Frank J x'40 

''Bond. Victor x'46 

Bonham. Mortimer Judson . x'18 

"Bordow, Burton William . . x'44 
Bo-neman, Ruth (Mrs. Mac- 
Lead) '39 

Borrella, D. Donald (Dr.) . x'32 

"Boswell, Wallace Dunn x'45 

Botts, DeWitt Kieffer '19 

Bower, Franklin Abram ... '33 

Bower, Herbert Harrison . . . x'37 

Bower, John R x'30 

Bower, Walter J., Jr x46 

Bowersox, Charles Ira, Jr. . . x'44 

Bowler, William R '36 

Br.^cken. Charles C '39 

Brader, William S x'45 






Bradley, Wesley Arnold . . . 

Brady, James E 

Brandt, John E 

Braucher, S. C, Esq 

Braun, Robert H 

Bray, H. Hampton 

Bregman, Irvin 

Bressler, Henry William . . . 

Brogan, Charles 

Brown, Douglass 

Brown, Ivan 


F- J 

Joseph Sherlock . . . 

Richard S 

Walter H 

Brownell, Roscoe David, Jr. . 

Brownstein, Robert 

Bruce, Robert William, Jr. . 
Brumbach, Harry F., Jr. . . . 
Brush, Stanley Elwood . . . . 

Bubb, Claude Jacobs 

Budd, Harold F 

Bullock, Robert Bruce 

Burke, Robert James, Jr. ... 

Burns, Edward C 

Burns, Frank D 

Burt, Douglas W 

Bush, John C 

Bush, Ralph A 

Byrnes, William C, Jr 

Bytheway, John Edward . . . 

Cadwallader, J. A 


Campbell, William Richard 

Candy, Jack Hatton 

Cannon, T. Barr 

Capik, Theodore Sylvester . 
Carey. William Patrick . . . 
Carpenter, Charles Irving . 

Carringer, Robert M 

Carroll, Francis Russell . . . 

Carson. Harri" 

Carter, Robert Scriven .... 

Carter, William R 

Caruthers, Osgood 

Catherman, Charles W. . . . 

Charney, Stephen M 

Cisek, John Leon 

''Callenberger, Kenneth 






























Clark, John B x'43 

*Clark, Merle '46 

Clayton, William H V-12 

*Cleckner, Robert Quenton . . x'43 

*Clement, Ira T x'46 

*Clump, Curtis William .... x44 

Coates, Henry G '32 

Coene, Charles '28 

*Coeyman, John William . . . x'46 

*Cole, Joseph Martin x'47 

Coleman, George A '37 

Collett, Grace E '39 

Comerford, James G x'46 

Condict, E. Carroll (Dr.) .. '08 

Conevery, Robert D '42 

Connelly, Robert '42 

*Conrad, Jesse W x'43 

Converse, James M '34 

Conway, John F '31 

Cooke, Ralph Charles x'39 

Cooperstock, Theodore .... '46 

Coren, Lewis '39 

^Cornelius, Earle Dale, Jr. . . x'43 

Corson, Kenneth x'28 

Cowell, Eugene x'44 

Craig, George M x'38 

Craig, James D '41 

Crane, Robert John ...;... '14 

*Craumer, William E x'44 

Creveling, William S., Jr. . . '40 

*Cross, Edward Kollmer .... x'45 

Crotty, Thomas T x'48 

Crouse, George W '37 

Crouse, John P '41 

Culp, Davis Albert '41 

Cummins, James Alton .... x'4S 

^Cunningham, Denver A. . . . x'47 

*Dagenais, Arthur W x'45 

*Daty, William A., Jr x'46 

*D'Amore, Vito Louis x'45 

*Daniel, Donald W x'46 

Davidson, Henry E. (Dr.) . x'30 

Davies, Edwin J '25 

Davis, Benjamin S., Jr '39 

Davis, Carol Lee '38 

*Davis, Irving x'46 

Davis, James P '29 

Davis, Margaret E. (Mrs. Mc- 

Pherson) '40 

*Davis, Robert V-12 

Davis, Wilbur C '39 

Dawson, William H. J '36 

Deacon, Joseph K., Jr '34 

DeBenedictis, Paul K x'44 

DeBolt, Edwin S '39 

DeCubber, Charles Leon . . . x'33 

Deegan, Joseph Francis .... '38 

*Demint;, Raymond Clifford . x'47 

^Denhokz, Jack Wilfred x'45 

Derk, Ferdinand . '36 

*Derkacz, John V-12 

Derr, Frederick Smith '37 

Derr, Sylvia Mae '32 

Dershmer, Alexander Forest '03 

*Dexter, Edwin Macleod . . . x'46 

DiBernardo, Dominic x'49 

*Diblin, Joseph A '40 

Dickerman, Frederick A. . . . '36 

Diefenbach, Edward x'43 

Diffenderfer, J. W., Jr '43 

Dillon, Douglas K x'47 

Dingfelder, Richard V-12 

Distel, Irving, Jr x'47 

Doane, Joseph C x'45 

*Doebler, William Sherman, II x'46 

Dobrof, Alfred '40 

Dolson, Millard J x'42 

*Domaszewski, Chester S. . . . x'45 

*Donaldson, James Archie . . x'45 

Douglas, Alan D x'44 

Douglas, WiUiam H x'47 

Dowdell, Paul James '43 

Dowdell, William F '41 

Doyle, Albert F x'27 

Doyle, James Glenn '28 

Dreyer, Howard S '43 

Drozdiak, Walter M '39 

Drumm, Donald LaRue ... '40 

Duck, William O '25 

Duffy, John Joseph '39 

Dunmire, Charles E '26 

Duppstadt, Arthur G x'46 

Durkin, Joseph A MA '41 

Dutton, Rolland N. (Rev.) . '26 

Dyer, Willard Isaac, Jr. ... x'45 

Eaton, Raymond M., Jr. ... '42 
Eby, Charles William (Rev.) 

Sp. '39-'40 

Edelman, Jacob Murray .... '41 

*Edgar, James Lackay, jr. ... x'42 

*Edmunds, Eugene Weaver . x'4l 

*Edmunds, Robert Edward . . x'44 

Edwards, Merle Moe, Jr. . . . '31 

Egan, George Michael x'42 

Ehringer, J. Leslie '42 

*Eisenhart, Edward Eric .... x'39 

Eister, Donald H. (Dr.) ... '42 

Eitel, William '41 

Elgart, Joseph '41 

*Ellis, Arthur Raymond, Jr. . x'43 

*Elze, Warren Earl . x'45 

*Emmert, Norman B x'42 

English, Alan F x'43 

English, Lewis King '40 

■'■'English, Richard x'46 

*Engstrom, Frank E x'46 

*Erieg, Mathias Freck x'46 

Eshelman, Glenn Harrison . '40 

Espenshade, John E " x'42 

Evans, Carlyle Griffith '40 

Evans, Harold Hicks '36 

Evans, Harold W x'47 

Eyster, William H., Jr '39 

Farrow, John Goodnow . . . '29 

Feick, Ralph Herbert (Dr.) . '28 

Feldman, Lester '39 

Fellows, Morgan MS '42 

Felter, Clarence Everett .... MS '42 

Fendrick, Edgar Louis '34 

*Fennell, Edward Glenn .... x'44 

*Fennick, Elmer x'47 

Fetter, William Roger x'45 

*Fester, Miles x'45 

* Fetter, Edmund Westbrook . x'42 

* Fetter, Richard Elwood .... x'45 
*Finger, Kenneth W x'44 

^Finkelstein, Sanford x'44 

Finsen, Gerald '38 

Fisher, Clavin '34 

Fisher, John (Jack) E x'44 

Fithian, John W '39 

Fitter, James C x'45 

Flaherty, Frederick '33 

Florin, Harold G '22 

^Foote, Donald H x'45 

Foresman, John x'40 

■'Fortmann, William B x'45 

Fox, Charles Frederick, Jr. 

(Dr.) '31 

Francis, Clair Lamar x'43 

Francovich, Joseph F x'39 

Frankel, Volney B '43 

^Franklin, Lester G., Jr x'45 

Frantz, Jasper Hoffa x'42 

Frederickson, Robert A. . . . '41 

* Freeman, John Edward, Jr. . x'45 

French, John T x'43 

Freyburger, Walter '42 

!= Fried, Herbert A x'45 

Friedman, Leonard Otto . . . '39 

Friedman, Matthew E x'45 

Frisoli, Harold '39 

*Frith, Raymond John x'45 

Fuglestad, Arne '39 

Fuller, Laura (Mrs. C. L. 

Maillardet) '35 

Gaffney, Robert L '33 

Gage, Ward (Rev.) '38 

^Galbreath, John Wilson . . . x'45 

^Galbreath, William Robert, Jr. x'43 

^Gallup, Frederick Sherer . . . x'43 

''Garber, Joseph N x'45 

Gardner, Robert A Sp. '35-'36 

Gardner, Walter Louis .... x'42 

^Garten, Thomas L x'45 

*Gawin, Clarence Victor .... '46 

Gearhart, Robert M '40 

Gehret, Andrew M '23 

*Gerber, George V x'47 

Gerecke, Raymond W. . . . . '40 

Gerken, William '33 

*Gerla, Stanley Robert x'47 

*Getman, Loren Robert x'45 

Gibson, George C '43 

Gibson, William F., Jr x'40 

Gifford, Eleanor Mary '41 

Gifford, Frank A., Jr x'42 

Gillespie, Eugene J. (Dr.) . '37 

*Gindele, Herbert Heidrich . x'46 

Gittins, John W '29 

Glassen, Alvin x'42 

Gold, Erma Clara (Mrs. 

Shearer) '39 

Gold, William D V-12 

*Go!dberger, Howard Allan . x'46 

Good, Robert Alfred '42 

*Goodenow, Willis G x'45 

Goodman, Marvin M x'45 

Goss, Robert Edwin '38 

Grabowski, Sidney, Jr x'43 

Graham, Conrad William . . '41 

*Graham, Lloyd Ralph x'44 

*Gramly, Neil Elmer x'45 

*Grant, Ralph Joseph x'45 


Gray, Elmer Donley, Jr. . . . x'40 

Greene, John N '39 

Greenman, Allan x'4() 

Greulich, Wilmer Daniel . . 'iA 

*Grice, Herbert C, Jr x'44 

Grieco, Joseph Victor '40 

Griffith, D. M '23 

Griffith, Havard E., Jr '40 

Griggs, David Gordon .... '42 

Gross, Charles Ralph, Jr. . . . x'40 

*Grosvenor, Theodore E. . . . x'44 

*GLiidos, Michael, Jr V-12 

Gunter, Robert L '39 

Gwynne, Charles S '36 

*Haas, Francis B., Jr x'47 

Haddon, Harry H x'46 

*Hafey, Herbert Charles .... x'45 

Haight, Harvey x'42 

Haines, Keith Edward (Dr.) '31 

Hall, Walter Eliot '32 

Ham, James Goodwin, Jr. . . x'44 

Hamilton, Fred '41 

Hamilton, Reed Duncan ... '42 

*Hammarberg, Robert August x'46 

Hample, Milton Jacob ..... x'38 

Hamre, F. Donald V-12 

*Hancock, Willis R., Jr x'46 

Handforth, Carl H., Jr '42 

*Hanel, John Henry V-12 

Hann, Joseph H x'46 

*Hansen, William Henry . . . x'46 

*Harper, William W x'45 

Harris, Albert H '25 

Harris, Benjamin S. (Esq.) . '13 

Harris, George S x'34 

Harris, Harold B. (Dr.) ... '29 

Hart, Everett Martin x'40 

Hart, George Washington . . '27 
Harter, Josephine (Mrs. 

Schunemann) x'42 

Hatten, John Radcliffe '32 

Haupt, Lamar '44 

Hebberd, Harry A '37 

Hegeman, H. Clinton, Jr. . . x'43 

Hehn, Everett J x'46 

Heim, William Arthur .... x'44 

Held, Walter '43 

Helps, Giles Decker '33 

Henderson, Charles Newton '39 

Herb, Grant Oswald '21 

Herman, H. D 

*Herpst, Rolland Charles, II . x'44 

Herrmann, Bernard x'45 

*Herrmann, Paul Edward . . . x'45 

Herrold, Kenneth H '36 

Herskowitz, Elmer J x'46 

Heuer, Robert Gordon .... '44 

Hickie, Gilbert R '40 

*Hieber, Oscar Bernard x'45 

High, John David '36 

*HiIbish, John L x'44 

Hines, James N '44 

*Hoffman, Edward K x'44 

*Holliday, William E V-12 

*Holman, Harvey Ira x'44 

*Hood, Raymond A., Jr x'45 

Hopkins, Don Lee '42 

Hopper, Walter F., Jr '32 

Horan, Thomas I '24 

*Hott, Charles Worth x'45 

Housel, George x'39 

Housel, Richard x'4l 

*Hout2, Donald B x'44 

Howe, Claire E. (Mrs. James 

C. Rizzo) '4o 

Howells, Clarence B '35 

Hower, I'Vank Wesley x'31 

Hoy, Richard x'46 

Hubbard, John Danes, Jr. . . x'29 

■"Hubka, Eugene Louis V-12 

Humphrey, Harry L., Ill . . . x'39 

Humphrey, Isaac '22 

*Hunter, Robert Dudley .... x'46 

*Hurley, Richard Hanes .... x'46 

Hutchinson, Joseph Roy . . . x'33 

Hutchinson, Lewis L., Jr. . . '23 

■iaredell, Milton H., Jr x'46 

*Irwin, Raymond x'44 

Iseman, Floyd A x'32 

Iveson, William L '36 

Ivey, Arthur Rogers x'46 

Jackman, Roy x46 

Jackson, Carmault Benjamin x'46 

Jackson, Charles S '35 

Jafife, Melvin '40 

Jakubczyk, Zigmund S AM '38 

Jenkins, Harry L., Jr '35 

*Johnson, David C x'45 

Johnson, George C '36 

Johnson, Paul E '32 

Johnson, William Steck .... '41 

*Joneikis, Joseph Lewis x'45 

Jones, Eurfryn (Dr.) x'26 

*Jones, Harry D x'45 

Jones, J. Charles '42 

*Jones, James Robert '40 

Jones, John P x'44 

Jones, Robert Q '40 

Jones, Robert T '36 

*Jones, William Davis x'44 

Jupenlaz, Fred A SM '39 

Kahley, Robert H x'40 

Kalp, Charles Wolfe '29 

*Kaltrieder, Walter H., Jr. . . x'45 

Kammen, Melvin N '39 

Karlitz, Irvin J x'46 

Karmilowicz, Norman A. . . '28 

Karnofsky, Robert Earl .... x'47 

Katz, Eugene Emanuel .... V-12 

*Kay, Jerome x'44 

*Kazary, Albert Robert x'44 

Kearns, John Francis AM '41 

Kehew, Richard Alan x'36 

Kehrer, George T x'34 

Keiser, Edwin L '28 

Keiser, Robert Henry '31 

Keiser, William Lewis x'40 

*Kelly, Joseph C x'44 

Kennan, Charles Robert, Jr. . '40 

*Kennedy, James William, Jr. x'44 

Kent, Isabel Burroughs .... x'43 

*Kerchner, William j'ames, Jr. '46 

Kerwan, James L x'29 

Kierce, Harold F '40 

*Kiernan. Thomas F x'44 

Kiick, George Herman .... '40 

Kimball, Charles E., Jr x'29 

*Kimmel, George Jasper .... 

Kimmel, Rolx-rt Irving .... x'44 

Kingsbury, John Miller .... '42 

*Klein, Leonard x'43 

Kistler, Warren Aubrey ... '44 

Klinetob, Richard H x'40 

*Kling, Robert J x'46 

Knights, Edward B. (Dr.) . '35 

Koblenzer, Murray Paul . . . x'42 

Kolanowski, Leon Thomas . '38 

*Koons, John (Jack) Freas . x"45 

Koplik, Benjamin S x'42 

Koski, Joseph x'4l 

Krebs, Lowell E '25 

*Kreisher, George Jacob x46 

Kresge, William Theodore . '41 

Krimm, Joseph C x'43 

Kriz, Robert Daniel x'44 

Krull, Harold N x'43 

Labak, Edward J x'42 

*Lace, Arthur A x'46 

Lahr, Stanley E x'47 

Laidecker, Fred J x'40 

*Lane, William Henry '45 

*Lanfear, Alfred John x'44 

Langton, Daniel x'49 

Lank, Richard A '42 

Laudenslager, John '41 

Lawson, Edward Kirby, Jr. . x'32 

Lee, William W x46 

*Leiby, David W x'45 

Leinbach, Kent '37 

*Lemmerman, Charles Henry . x'44 

*Lenchuk, Paul x'45 

*Lenox, Samuel D., Jr x'45 

Leonard, Luther D '4(S 

Lepore, Frank M '30 

Levbarg, Myron H x'48 

Levin, Gerald R x'46 

Levinson, Ernest M x'34 

Lewis, Thomas '28 

^Liggett, Edwin Robert V-12 

*Liles, George W x'44 

Liming, William S '33 

Link, Joseph A '40 

Lins, Richard W x'44 

*Linton, William Henr)' .... x'46 

Livengood. Ralph S '41 

Little, Jean Elkin '28 

Loewenheim, Frank Steven . x'4l 

*Loghry, John Edward 

Lombard, Calvin C '4o 

*Lonergan, Howard J x'43 

Long, George Walter '24 

*Long, Morris Andrews .... V-12 

Loth, Bernard Marcus '33 

Lotowycz, Waldimir '37 

*Lumley, Walter S., Jr x'45 

Lybarger, Lee Francis, Jr. . . '28 

*Lynch. Donald F 

Lytle. Melvin R '37 

*McBrian. John Edward .... x'40 

*McBride. Robert K s'46 

McCay. Donald L '34 

*McChesnev. William H. . . . x'46 

McConneli. Ross S 

McCormick. Joseph W.. Jr. . '26 


*McElhany, John Frederick . . x'4l 

*McFall, Robert Rhoads V-12 

McFarland, Paul Edward . . '32 

McGoldrick, John L '33 

*McGuire, Michael Aloysius . "V-12 

McGuire, William '42 

McHenry, E. S '23 

McKee, Kenneth Bell '40 

*McKeegan, Richard Kemper x'44 

*McKernan, Robert S x'45 

McLain, Robert Delos '40 

*McLaughlin, Robert Thomas V-12 

*McMurray, William Chatham x'44 

*Machamer, Andrew W x'44 

Macklin, John x'39 

MacPherson, Ronald '44 

*Mair, Jesse John x'43 

Malesardi, Robert E x'45 

*Malick, Howard M '40 

Maloney, Martin '39 

Mandolia, James Edward . . '27 

Manella, Clifford W . '40 

Mansel, Henry S x'44 

Marcelle, Henry E., Ill x'45 

Marcucio, Thomas F 

Mardaga, Louis W '44 

*Markowski, Boleslaw, Jr. . . 

*Martin, Donald Edward . . . x'45 

Martis, Jerome Michael .... '44 

*Mastin, John B x'42 

Mathias, Roy P '39 

*MatIow, Robert S x'44 

Mayes, Anna Louise (Mrs. 

Bingaman) 28 

Mazzarella, D. A '42 

*Mears, Warren K V-12 

Meek, Robert x|43 

Meister, James H '40 

*Menein, Arthur David .... x'45 

*Merrell, Robert Rell x'46 

Metzger, Forrest E MA '38 

Meyn, Frederick W x'40 

Michel, Frederick A., Jr. ... '41 

Miller, Edward L x'44 

Miller, Betty '44 

Miller, Gerald E '40 

Miller, James J V-12 

Miller, Leonard A x'35 

*Miller, Robert LeRoy x'47 

Miller, Victor '41 

*Miltenberger, Arthur Richard x'45 

*Mitchell, Brinton Benson . . x'45 

Moke, Wilbur R '40 

Moll, Howard K ]40 

Moore, Carl Leland '43 

*Moore, Thomas Grant '14 

Morgan, Norman W '23 

*Morron, Robert W x'46 

Morse, Earle Charles x'32 

Moss, Bernard Martin x'26 

*Moss, William Martin V-12 

Moyle, Kenneth E '27 

*Mudd, John H x'46 

Muller, Max H x'42 

Munson, Paul A '42 

*Murdock, Porter x'44 

Murphy, Joan x'45 

*Murphy, Robert S V-12 

Musser, Malcolm E '18 

Mutchler, Charles E x'39 

Nagel, Charles W x'42 

*Narutowicz, Richard J x'47 

Nathan, Richard '39 

Nathanowitz, Alvin '38 

Neefe, Calvin A x'44 

Neefe, John R '36 

Neff, Charles M '42 

*Neff, George H., Ill x'46 

*Nesselbush" Donald J x'45 

Nicolait, Eugene B., Jr '42 

Nikodem, Walter J '34 

Nissley, I. Ober . -. '37 

Noack, John R x'44 

Nolan, Martin J '42 

Nolan, Robert J '41 

*Noll, Walter Leroy, Jr x'44 

Noonan, John D x'43 

Nork, Vincent H '40 

Northrup, Robert M x'43 

*Oberdorf, Jay Arthur x'47 

Obitz, Clarence x^4l 

Ogden, Merton M '12 

Ogg, Charles M x'47 

Oes'terle, Eric Adam (Rev.) '16 

O'Malley, John Francis .... '42 

O'Neil, Stephen x'46 

Ort, W. Frederick '33 

Osborn, Carroll E x'37 

Otto, Robert L x'42 

*Overbagh, William W x'46 

Owens, Harry C '33 

*Paar, John x'46 

Palma, Nicholas (Dr.) x'24 

Palmer, William H '43 

Palmisano, Vincent S '37 

Pangburn, E. W . '15 

Parry, Eleanor (Mrs. W. 

Held) '42 

Paul, Carl Albert x'35 

Paul, Frank x'40 

Peck, George L., II x'45 

Peebles, William R '38 

*Pehush, Edward M x'46 

Persing, Amos V x'24 

*Peters, Harold Hayes x'46 

Peters, Henry N '39 

Peterson, Albert F '37 

Pettigrew, Richard S '41 

*Philipps, Robert Herman, III x'43 

PhilUpp, William Francis . . '45 
Phillips, Marion (Mrs. T. O. 

Meyer) [43 

*Pisano, John Michael '42 

Plankenhorn, W. F '34 

Plewak, John J '41 

Podrasky, Robert Edward . . '45 

Portman, Elmer William, Jr. '46 

Posner, Robert Paul '44 

*Puff, Henry B x'45 

Puff, Robert C '42 

Pulford, James B x'40 

Pursley, Homer L x'43 

Quick, Martin A x'39 

*Quigley, Thomas J x'47 

Quillen, H. Hayward x'45 

Quinn, Edward J x'40 

Rader, George Robert '45 

Raker, Ned T '31 

Ramage, William A '43 

Rank, John E [29 

Rapp, Edward '39 

*Ratsch, William Jay x'45 

Ravina, D. M V-12 

*Reading, Edward H x'47 

Reece, John W x'44 

Reed, Charles David x^38 

Reehling, George R '39 

*Rees, Ralph '39 

Reeves, William H x'42 

*Reichert, William Joseph, Jr. x'44 

Reid, Joseph A |40 

Reimensnyder, T. M 28 

*Reitz, Mark H x'45 

Remer, Willard O '27 

*Rendrick, Robert Baily x'45 

Reynolds, Robert B x'45 

Rhoads, Robert W x'36 

Rhodes, Harwood J '40 

*Rice, Andrew C x'46 

Rice, Charles Alexander ... '41 

Rice, John M ]40 

Richardson, C. H., Jr "38 

*Richardson, Douglas x'45 

Richart, William Mertz '45 

*Rinehimer, Harry W x'43 

Ringwald, William E '43 

Rishell, Chester A '26 

Ritchie, David E x'45 

*Ritter, Daniel, Jr V-12 

Robbins, Alex 

Robbins, Donald H ^39 

Robenolt, George E '41 

*Roberts, Wilbur Nelson . . . x^44 

Roberts, William L '_37 

*Robinson, Howard N ^''i^ 

Robinson, Peter D 

Rockfeller, George R '41 

Rockwell, Francis G 

Rodgers, C. Jack |43 

*Rodeers, Thomas E x'44 

Rollms, Glen W ^32 

*Rombro, Marvin J x 41 

Roselle, Donald O ^39 

*Roselle, James Theodore . . . x'44 

Ronk, Willard L ]42 

Rosenbaum, Sol 42 

*Roshon, Ivan Emanuel V-12 

Ross, J. V. M x'34 

Rothrock, Albert Woodring . x^25 

Roughgarden, Cornelius R., Jr. '40 

Roversl Marie A x'40 

Rowland, Ralph C x'4l 

*Rudolph, Girard William . . x'44 

Ruhl, Harold R x;47 

*Ruttkay, Louis Kossuth .... x^45 

*Ryan, Clarence Franklin, Jr. . x'45 

Sale, George G 31 

Sallade, Jacques L x'43 

*Sallade, William, II x'44 

Salter, Justin C x'45 

*Sandel, George Franklin ... 32 
Sanders, Mary G. (Mrs. H. 

A. Price) ]26 

Sandler, Irving '39 


"'Sanger, Sanford Hess x'44 

Sbedico, Joseph T '38 

Schaffer, Harry E x'46 

Schetlcr, Jack '43 

=i\Sdicihlc, William J x'45 

■I'SchelllKirdl, Lc-roy F V-12 

•I'Schiowilz, Morlimor x'44 

*Sdilichter, Walter B V-12 

Schmick, Jesse E '39 

Schmidt, A. E V-12 

*Schmitt, William x'44 

"'Schneider, John Frederick, Jr. 

Schofield, Ernest E '42 

Schrader, W. A. Benton ... '34 

*Schrcitcr, William Oscar . . . \'46 

Sduillz, William H '40 

Schuyler, Harold H x'45 

Seeherman, Merle '42 

Sehnert, Paul J '43 

Seers, Robert F '39 

*SeidIer, Edwin H x46 

*Seiler, Donald Joseph x'46 

*Selner, Chester Joseph V-12 

Shackatano, Marc '36 

Shaner, Robert J '40 

Shanks, Edwin M x'4l 

*Sharp, Joel Alfred V-12 

*Shaw, Robert F x'45 

Sheasley, Carl William '33 

Sheddan, Boyd '26 

Sheppard, William M x'46 

Sherwood, J. Frank '39 

Sherwood, Richard M x'41 

Shields, John J '31 

Shipman, John A., Jr '41 

Shipman, William S x'4l 

Shipps, Marvin G '32 

*Shoemaker, Richard Greena- 

way x'46 

*ShoII, Calvin K x'45 

Sholl, Donald H '42 

Shollenberger, Mary L. (Mrs. 

Pearson) '42 

*Shorin, Joel Jesse x'43 

Shorts, Arthur M '30 

Showalter, Paul M '31 

Shounder, Jane Leh (Mrs. 

Hickey) '42 

*Shrader, Robert Emerson . . . x'44 

*Shugart, James W V-12 

*ShuIman, Jack x'44 

Shuman, George, Jr x'36 

*Shutt, Ward S." x'47 

*Shvedoff, Victor x'44 

Siegfried, Floyd A x'45 

*Si!eb, Nicholas G x'45 

Simms, James S x'42 

Singleman, William C x'44 

Sirinek, Theodore '40 

Sitarsky, John J '36 

Slate, Anthony George .... '31 

Slotf, Franklin " '40 

*SIick, Norman S x'46 

*Smeltzer, William P x'44 

Smigelsky, Frank '07 

Smith, Amos x'30 

*Smith, Edgar K x'42 

Smith, Herbert R '29 

Smith, J. Guy x'33 

*Smith, Marshall Lee x'43 

Smith, Raymond R x'45 

Smith, Warren K x'44 

*Smitli, Wendell I V-12 

Smith, William C x'39 

Smith, William G x'46 

■"Smith, William K '41 

Snyder, Charles M., Jr '30 

Snyder, Charles P. (Dr.) . . '31 

Snyder, John M '30 

•I'Snyder, King Roger x'45 

Snyder, Richard C '40 

*Snyder, Richard W x'46 

Snyder, Robert A '42 

Snytler, Robert L '42 

Sollisch, Robert A x'47 

'I'Sortore, Kimball J x'46 

*Sosnowitz, Gerald Earl .... x'45 

Spangler, Lewis H '31 

Spencer, Harvey W. (Dr.) . x'35 

'''Spielman, John Edgar, Jr. . . x'46 

Sprague, Robert M x'45 

Sprankle, Albert T '31 

*SprenkIe, Forrest R x'47 

*Stadden, Richard Clark .... x'44 

'I'Stadden, Warren Carl x'44 

Stahl, Charles I 

Stahl, James M., Jr x'45 

Stahl, John Howard x'31 

Stamm, Phillip H x'45 

Stanger, S. H x'33 

Stanley, James C x'49 

Stapleton, Warren B '33 

*Starr, Sidney x44 

Starrett, William J., Jr '41 

Steinberg, Merrill A x'34 

*Stember, Richard S x'45 

Stephens, William H '41 

Sterling, Harry Gast x'32 

*Sterne, Howard Samuel, Jr. . x'43 

Sterner, George x'40 

Sterner, Robert '44 

Stilwell, B. B x'36 

*Stock, Dorr W., Jr x'46 

Stoler, Harold L.' x'36 

Stout, Richard H x'45 

Straley, Fred A '41 

*Strang, Lester S x'47 

*Strauss, William Irving .... V-12 

Streeter. Donald D. . " x'28 

*Streitz, Henry Carl x'44 

^Strickland, Frank William . . x'44 

Strunk, William '43 

Strutz, Henry x'44 

Stryker, Weston C '40 

Stutzman, C. M., Jr. (Dr.) . '30 

*Syme, Jesse William x'44 

*Taylor, Robert Huntington . x'46 

Templeton, Robert '42 

Tennant, Margaret (Mrs. 

Dunn) '26 

Terpolilli, James '32 

*Thomas, Clair A x'44 

^Thomas, George B., Jr x'45 

Thomas, George W x'40 

*Thomas, Stanley C '38 

Thomas, William (, '43 

'J'homas, William H '41 

♦Thompson, Edward £., Jr. . . V-12 

'Jhompson, George W x'44 

'J'hr)mpson, John R x'35 

*Ticlbohl, Charles A x'42 

Tisch, Preston H x'47 

'I'omasctti, Louis V '40 

*Totten, Harold J x'47 

Towner, Virgil L., Jr '41 

*Tracy, Donald J x'45 

Travis, Harvey W '38 

Treichler, Walter 

Troutman, Harvey D '37 

Trunk, William G 

■"Tumen, Harry B x'43 

Turock, George M MA '41 

*Turnure, Eben Wiship x'44 

Underwood, Harvey T x'45 

Unger, William Heyl x'47 

Unruh, Gilbert H '42 

Vale, Edwin C '42 

Vanderbilt, Walter S., Jr. . . '42 

*Van Loon, John W x'42 

Van Ness, Robert P '42 

Vastine, John R '28 

Vaughn, John 

*Vick, Theodore Frank V-12 

*Wagner, Franklin Porter . . . x'45 

Wagner, Gerald F '40 

Wagner, Jay W '43 

Waldner, Craig M x'4l 

*Waldner, lay Dudley x'44 

*Walijran, Robert E x'47 

*Walker, John William 

Wall, Charles Rex '42 

*Walling, Fitz Roy x'43 

*WaIter, Earl Rodney x'39 

-Wargo, Michael M x'44 

*Warner, Charles Osborn . . . x'46 

*Waroblak, John x'45 

*Wasserman, Ben'amin x'44 

*Wasserstrom. William x'44 

*Watkinson, William Thomas, 

Jr x'45 

Wazeter, Alex J '40 

Wazeter, L. F., Jr '42 

Weaver, J. F '36 

V7eaver, John M '43 

* Weiss, Robert James V-12 

Weldon, D. G x'44 

Wells, Charles E '33 

Weitz, Mildred (Mrs. Lahr) MS '41 

Westneat, R. W x'45 

*Whitcomb, Howard Clark- 
son, Jr x'44 

White, Richard W x'46 

*White!ock, John Robert . . . x'45 

Whitford. R. C x'45 

Whitney, Leslie (Dr.) x'42 

*Wickerham, J. D x'43 

*Wickerham. William Wycoff x"46 

Wilkinson, Daniel P. .'. . . . '39 

Wilkinson, Theodore '40 

*Wilkinson. William M x'44 

Williams, Bennett '42 

*Williams, Daniel Eugene . . V-12 

Williams, Malcolm L '34 


*\Villiams, Russell P '43 

Williamson, Frederick B. . . '39 
Wilson, Henry John Thomas 

Winkler, Louis H, Jr '36 

Winland, Fred, Jr x'36 

*Wolfe, Kenneth Dale '38 

Wolfson, Sidney I x'35 

Wood, Harry P '39 

Wood, Richard '28 

Wood, Thomas, Jr '37 

Woodhill, Robert S x'37 

*Woodland, William Grosser •x'46 

Woodworth, Robert R x'4l 

Woolley, Samuel H '32 

*Wurfel, Richard x'45 

Wyman, Ralph W V-12 

*Wynn, Dale Richard '39 

Yager, Shirley '42 

*Yakubic, John Andrew .... x'46 

*Yannelli, Albert Anthony . . V-12 

Young, Jack Chester '37 

*Young, Karl H 

Young, Warren E x'34 

Youngken, Heber W '35 

*Zeliff, Clifford W x'44 

Ziegler, Nolan F '32 

*Zingg, James Demarest .... x'46 

Zlotkin, Isadora I '34 

*Zott, Richard John x'44 

Stanley H. Chapman, Ph.D., As- 
sistant Professor of Sociology, joined 
the faculty in the fall semester, coming 
to Bucknell from an editorial-historian 
assignment with Army Ordnance. He 
had worked in public welfare before 
securing his doctorate and while writ- 
ing his dissertation was editor of the 
Nei:^ Haven Journal-Courier, a position 
he resigned to join the Sociology De- 
partment of the University of Penn- 
sylvania. He is a contributor to pro- 
fessional sociology periodicals. 

Edward G. Cornelius, Ph.D., As- 
sistant Professor of Economics, has 
been appointed by State Superintend- 
ent of Public Instruction Francis B. 
Haas to the State Committee on Con- 
sumer Education. Dr. Cornelius is a 
recognized authority on consumer edu- 
cation, having edited a course in con- 
sumer education, published by the De- 

Charles Enzian, M.Sc, Instructor 
in Civil Engineering at Bucknell Junior 
College. Mr. Enzian, who is a con- 
sulting civil and mining engineer and 
geologist, has had unusually wide ex- 
perience in engineering, with mining 
engineering and flood control as his 
specialties. At present he is giving his 
main attention to consulting in coal 
mining and geological services. 

Eugene S. Farley, Ph.D., Director 
of the Bucknell Junior College. Dr. 
Farley is vice-president of the Amer- 
ican Association of Junior Colleges ; 
director of Wilkes-Barre Y. M. C."a. ; 
director of the Wyoming Chamber of 
Commerce; past president of the Penn- 
sylvania Association of Junior Col- 
leges; past president of the Junior 
College Council of the Middle States 
and Maryland ; and director of the 
Recreation Association of Wyoming 

Adolph I. Frantz, Ph.D., Associate 
Professor of German. The University 
of North Carolina will publish this 
summer his new book. Half a Hundred 
Thralls to Faust. This is a volume por- 

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jaculixi Clctioities 

traying the lives of the English and the 
American translators of Goethe's Faust 
as well as giving a critical estimate of 
the translations themselves. 

Warren D. Garman, A.M., Asso- 
ciate Professor of Mechanical Engi- 
neering. During World War II he 
was co-ordinator of the Civil Aero- 
nautics Administration's War Training 
Service at Bucknell and worked in the 
Manhattan Project in New York City. 
A registered professional engineer, he 
has spent about half of his career m 
practical engineering. 

D. M. Griffith '23, Ph.D., Professor 
and Head of the Department of Civil 
Engineering. He served as head of 
civil engineering at the American Uni- 
versity at Shrivenham, England, from 
July to December, 1945. He was re- 
cently advanced from associate member 
to member of the American Society of 
Civil Engineers and has been asked to 
serve as informal consultant for the 
Commission on Implications of Armed 
Services Educational Programs under 
the auspices of the American Council 
on Education. 

Blanchard Stanley Gummo x'25, 
B.F.A., Associate Professor of Art, has 
had four pictures exhibited within the 
last few months, two at the 27th An- 
nual Members Exhibition, Springfield 
Art League, at the George Walker Vin- 
cent Smith Art Gallery, Springfield, 
Mass., December, 1945, and two at the 
4th Annual Ohio Valley Show at Ohio 
University, Athens, Ohio, March, 
1946. Mr. Gummo published an ar- 
ticle, "Hobson Pittman," in Studio 
Magazine for October, 1945. 

Allan G. Halline, Ph.D., Professor 
of American Literature. Recently made 
secretary-treasurer of the American 
Literature Group of the Modern Lan- 
guage Association. He will publish a 
book review in the forthcoming issue 
of American Literature and will teach 
American Literature and Modern Dra- 
ma at Cornell University in the sum- 
mer of 1946. 

John C. Lapp, Ph.D., Acting Assist- 
ant Professor of French and German. 
Left the University of Illinois in 1943 
to enter the United States Navy. Dis- 
charged after spending one and a half 
years in New Guinea and the Philip- 
pines, Dr. Lapp joined the Bucknell 

Wayne E. Manning, Ph.D., Assist- 
ant Professor of Botany. A graduate 
of Oberlin College with a Ph.D. from 
Cornell University, Dr. Manning was 
on the faculty at Smith College, being 
chairman of the Botany Department 
from 1938 to 1941. He has lectured 
widely and written many articles de- 
scribing his researches, the last being 
"Hairy Variety of Sweet Pignut in 
New England" in the January, 1945, 
issue of Rbodora, New England botan- 
ical magazine published at Harvard 

Annabel D. Maxwell, A.B., Instruc- 
tor in Sociology at the Junior College. 
Miss Maxwell has had a rich experi- 
ence in social work for the past thirteen 
years in Baltimore, Wilmington, Phil- 
adelphia and Raleigh, North Carolina. 
She has been chief social worker in the 
Children's Service Center of the Wyo- 
ming Valley, Inc., since April, 1944. 

F. DeWolf Miller, Ph.D., Instruc- 
tor in English since November, 1945. 
After seven years as a teacher in pri- 
vate schools, he became a special agent 
of the F.B.I, and was engaged in this 
work from 1942 to 1945. He was a 
DuPont Fellow at the University of 
Virginia in 1934-35 and instructor 
there in 1940-42. His book, Christo- 
pher Fearse Cranch, has been accepted 
for publication by the Harvard Uni- 
versity Press. 

John B. Miller '26, M.S. in E.E., 
Associate Professor of Electrical Engi- 
neering. Recently registered as a pro- 
fessional engineer. A skilled airplane 
pilot. Professor Miller served as Buck- 
nell's official representative on the 
planning committee of the World 
Congress on Air-Age Education to be 

held at the Inlcrnational House in 
New York in August, !y'i6. (Presi- 
dent Spencer is a trustee of tiie organi- 
zation.) Recently made manager of 
the Sunbury District of the American 
Institute of rilcctrital Engineers. 

Carl L. Millward '06, A.M., Fd.D,, 
Special Lecturer in Education. During 
the current year, he is a member of the 
board of directors of Rotary Interna- 
tional. He has just completed a two- 
year term as a member of the Interna- 
tional Youth Committee of Rotary and 
has recently been elected to his fourth 
term as chairman of the Susquehanna 
Valley Area Council, Boy Scouts ot 

David R. Morgan, part-time in- 
structor at the Bucknell Junior College, 
is at present working toward the mas- 
ter's degree at Bucknell. He holds de- 
grees from American University and 
Drew Theological Seminary. 

Malcolm E. Musser '18, M.A., As- 
sistant Professor of Physical Education. 
Veteran of World War I. Entered the 
Navy October 1, 1942, as lieutenant 
and was discharged on November 6, 
1945, with the rank of lieutenant com- 
mander. From January, 1943, to Sep- 
tember, 1944, he was assistant district 
director of physical training, Eighth 
Naval District, New Orleans. His du- 
ties involved the administration and 
supervision of physical training in the 
stations, bases and schools of the 
Eighth Naval District, covering Ala- 
bama, Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas, 
Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee and Ok- 
lahoma. From September, 1944, to 
November, 1945, he was engaged in 
rehabilitation physical training at 
Sampson, New York, and later at the 
U. S. Naval Hospital at Long Beach, 

J. Orin Oiiphant, Ph.D., Professor 
of American History. Articles pub- 
lished or to be published: "The Parvin- 
Brigham Mission to Spanish America, 
182'3-26," in Church History (June, 
1945) ; "Letters of Hezekiah Johnson, 
1838-49," in Pacipc Northivest Quar- 
terly (January, 1946) ; "The Eastward 
Movement of Cattle from the Oregon 
Country," in Agria/ltiiral History (Jan- 
uary, 1946) ; "The Wyandot Explor- 
ing Expedition in 1831," to be pub- 
lished in the Kansas Historical Quar- 
terly. He has published or will soon 
publish reviews for Peniuylrania His- 
tory, the ]onrnal of Religion, The Unit- 
ed States, 1865-99: A Survey of Cur- 
rent Literature, and Rerista de Historia 
de America. He was recently re-elected 
a member of the Council of the Penn- 
sylvania Historical Association and has 

been ap|X)inted book review editor of 
Pennsylvania Jlistory. 

lidward J. Pugh, B.S., Instructor in 
Bacteriology at the Bucknell Junior 
College. After a long career in chem- 
ical and bacteriological work including 
a year with the Rockefeller Institute 
for Medical Research, he became jirin- 
cipal health officer of Wilkes-Barre; 
acting manager of the Kirby Health 
Center; director of laboratories; city 
bacteriologist; and director of the 
Wilkes-Barre Branch of the Pennsyl- 
vania Department of Health Lalxira- 

John C. Reed, M.E., Professor of 
Mechanical Engineering and Chairman 
of the Department. Professor Reed 
came to Bucknell in 1942 from his po- 
sition of head of Department of Me- 
chanical Engineering at the Colorado 
School of Mines. He specialized in re- 
frigeration engineering and has written 
many articles in the field. He is active 
in the American Society of Mechanical 
Engineers and in the Society for the 
Promotion of Engineering Education. 
In July, 1945, he was elected chairman 
of the Central Pennsylvania Section of 
A. S. M. E. and in December, 1945, 
he was elected secretary of the Region 
III group. 

John W. Rice '14, Ph.D., Professor 
of Bacteriology and Head of the De- 
partment of Biology. Dr. Rice is pres- 
ident of the Lewisburg Board of 
Health ; president of the Milk Control 
Board of District 4 of Pennsylvania 
throughout the emergency period; sani- 
tary officer of Bucknell since February 
14, 1944; special bacteriologist for 
Chef Boyardee Quality Foods Inc., 
1943-45. During the war period he 
has held many offices concerned with 
health and safety and has taught 
courses in Emergency Communit)' and 
Military Hygiene. 

Harry W. Robbins, Ph.D., Profes- 
sor of English Literature, graduate of 
Brown and University of Minnesota, 
studied University of Grenoble. Cap- 
tain of Infantry World War I ; Editor 
Le Merure de Senite Eglise; co-editor 
]¥^ ester n World Literature; co-author 
Advanced Exposition, Ideas for Essays 
and Speeches: translator Le Roman de 
la Rose. Contributor to magazines and 
professional journals. 

Frank M. Simpson '95. B.S., Emer- 
itus Professor of Physics. Was retired 
in 1942 but went back to the classroom 
when the Navy V-12 program was 
started at Bucknell in July, 1943. He 
again retired in November, 1944. He 
is president of the Union National 
Bank and the Citizens Electric Com- 
pany with which institutions he has 

been associated for thirty-three years. 

C. Willard Smith, Ph.D., Associate- 
Professor of English. For the past two 
years Dr. Smith has been director of 
the English Language Institute, which 
brings about forty professional people 
from Latin America to the campus for 
eight weeks of intensive training in 
English. At present he is getting ready 
to stage for the second time the mu- 
sical comedy, "Star Bright," written by 
Bucknell students several years ago. 

Robert E. Streeter '38, Ph.D., In- 
structor in English. American Liter- 
ature published in November, 1945, an 
article by Dr. Streeter entitled "Asso- 
ciation Psychology and Literary Na- 
tionalism in North American Review." 

C. Symonolewicz, A.M., Assistant 
Professor of Sociology at Bucknell Jun- 
ior College. Born in Leningrad, Rus- 
sia, of Polish parents, he received his 
early education in Polish institutions. 
He was a Fellow in the Institute for 
Research on National and Racial Mi- 
norities in Warsaw, studying national- 
ity problems of Eastern Europe. From 
1943-45 he studied sociology in Co- 
lumbia University and is preparing his 
doctoral thesis. He has written a book. 
The Ukrainian, and many articles in 
his field. 

'W. Preston 'Warren, Ph.D., Acting 
Professor of Philosophy. Dr. Warren 
became acting head of the Bucknell 
Department of Philosophy in 1945. 
His A.B. degree was earned at Acadia 
University, his B.D. and Ph.D. at Yale. 
He has studied in Germany, Czecho- 
slovakia and England. He has achieved 
several scholastic honors, published 
numerous articles and has written two 
books : Pantheism in Keo - Hegelian 
Thought and Masaryk' s Democracy, a 
Philosophy of Social and Moral Cul- 

Harmer Allen Weeden, Sc.i^L, As- 
sistant Professor in Civil Engineering. 
On terminal leave from the Na\y, he 
has resumed his post at Bucknell after 
ser\'ing twent}'-two months in the Pa- 

Arthur L. Wood, Ph.D., Assistant 
Professor of Sociology, published in 
collaboration with Dr. Meyer F. Nim- 
koff an article, "Effect of Majorit)- 
Patterns on the Religious Behavior of 
a Minorit)- Group," in the March- 
April, 1946, issue of Sociology and 
Social Research. Dr. Wood attended 
in March the annual meetings of the 
American Sociological Societ}- in Cleve- 
land and was asked to give a paper, 
"Criminaliti,- of Minority Groups and 
Cultural Integration," at the Eastern 
Sociological Societ}- meetings held at 
Columbia University early in May. 



The Bucknell Alumnus is published in March, June, Septem- 
ber and December by Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa. 

Officers of the Association 

EMMA E. DILLON '15, President, 609 Broad St. Bank Bldg., Trenton, N. J. 

MILLER A. JOHNSON '20, First Vice-President 

1425 West Market St., Lewisburg 

CLYDE P. BAILEY '29, Second Vice-President ..206 Beech St., Edgewood 

DAYTON L. RANCK '16, Treasurer 35 Market St.. Lewisburg 

FRANK G. DAVIS '11, Secretary-Editor 140 S. Front St., Lewisburg 

Board of Directors 

EMMA E. DILLON 'IS. 609 Broad St. Bank Bldg., Trenton, N. J. Term 
expires 1946 

W. C. LOWTHER 'Xi, 288 Walton Ave., South Orange, N. J. Term ex- 
pires 1946 

MILLER A. JOHNSON '20, 1425 West Market St., Lewisburg. Term ex- 
pires 1947 

EDGAR A. SNYDER 'II, 431 Clark St., South Orange, N. J. Term ex- 
pires 1947 

O. V. W. HAWKINS '13, Flower Hill, Plandome, N. Y. Term expires 

KENNETH W. SLIFER '26, 177 Briar Hill Lane, Woodbury, N. J. Term 
expires 1948 

CLYDE P. BAILEY ■29. 206 Beech St., Edgewood. Term expires 1948 

HERBERT L. SPENCER, University Avenue, Lewisburg 

offered with 156 courses — now 31 and 525; then a 
faculty of 20 — now of 128; then there were 4 per- 
sons in the administration — now 83; then 6 degrees 
were offered — now l4; then there were 12 buildings 
— now more than 30; then 315 college students — 
now more than 1,600; then 10 Alumni clubs — now 
over 50; then Bucknell was strictly an undergraduate 
school — now it has a recognized graduate division 
and has already granted hundreds of master's de- 
grees; then the campus consisted of 30 acres — today 
about 300; then the work was largely theoretical — 
today the University trains for many different voca- 
tions; then it was only. growing into the class of 
accredited institutions — today it enjoys all the ap- 
provals accorded to any institution; then no one had 
ever dreamed that Bucknell would extend beyond 
Lewisburg — today the Bucknell Junior College in 
Wilkes-Barre has 400 students and will have 600 
when school opens this fall. 

What a foundation on which to build the second- 
century Bucknell! 

BucknelTs First Hundred 

O^HE Bucknell history, which should be ready for 
^ Alumni at Homecoming time, will tell an inti- 
mate story of the first hundred years of the hundredth 
college to be created in this virile and expanding 
young country. The picture is one of faith and strug- 
gle and courage; of discouragement and threatened 
oblivion, when both professors and students left the 
classrooms in Old Main to hurry off toward the 
Gettysburg battlefield; of rejuvenation and gradual 
growth under great leaders, conscious of the revolu- 
tion that was taking place in maturing America. 
These scholars found time to give much to their tiny 
student body in the classroom (Dr. Owens tells us 
that when he entered Bucknell in 1874 there were 
only five faculty members including the president) 
and, while the curriculum was narrow and the library 
small, association with these men was a rare cultural 
opportunity. Leading the college the first half cen- 
tury were Taylor, Malcom, Loomis, Hill and Harris, 
stalwarts all, who left an indelible mark on the in- 
stitution. Harris carried on until 1919, when he was 
followed by Hunt, Rainey, Marts and Spencer, in 

The article, "Some Firsts," in this issue by Dr. 
Mary Belle Harris, daughter of the late President 
Harris, indicates something of the size of the Uni- 
versity in the early nineties. There were then, nearly 
fifty years after its founding, only twenty-six girls in 
the college. A comparison of Bucknell in 1900 with 
Bucknell in 1946 shows that then 15 subjects were 

{ 30 

To Local Clubs 

/i^ACK of space is the reason for so little club 
cAw news in this issue. Look for club items in the 
September Alumnus. This note is to remind you 
that the officers of the General Alumni Association 
are proud of the great record you have hung up this 
year. We know your local leaders are already de- 
veloping plans for interesting activities to begin early 
next year. Many will hold meetings before Home- 
coming (October 26) . Local presidents, please let 
the Alumni Office have your plans not later than 
July 15. 

Qy/"APvCH 3, 1946, was a big day in Howard 
^"L King Williams' hfe. On that day. Alpha 
Baptist Church of Philadelphia held a great celebra- 
tion in honor of his fortieth anniversary. Williams 
achieved distinction when he won a sumvia cum 
laude with his B.A. degree from Bucknell in 1903, 
and again in 1924 when his Alma Mater honored 
him with the degree of Doctor of Divinity. But it 
was a more significant achievement so to serve a 
church that after forty years its congregation insti- 
tuted a celebration in his honor. 

Dr. Williams, with his youthful zest and vigor, 
doesn't look much mpre than forty years old himself. 
His church is in use seven full days weekly and, with 
its effective leisure-time program, is outstanding 
among Philadelphia's many churches. 

Class Olu 


Cy<^\]\'. following persons have accepted the responsibihiy (if Icjilin/^ their classes in the great centennial 
^^ reunion on June 28, 1946. They will appreciate suggestions from class members as to how the 
celebration can be made most successful. Members of the other classes, whose leaders are not listed, are 
requested to write to the Alumni secretary, suggesting a possible leader. 








Officer Address 

Year Officer 








1903 Sec. 










1909 Clir. 

1910 Pres. 












W. H. Clipman, 1100 N. Front St., Sunbury, Pa. 
Joseph M. Wolfe, 140 N. Third St., Lcwisburg, 

lohn I. Woodruff, Selinsgrove, Pa. 
(George E. Fisher, 500 W. Pine St., Selinsgrove, Pa. 
A. R. E. Wyant, 2023 W. 101st St., Beverly Hills, 

Chicago, 111. 

Mary B. Harris, 9 Market St., Lewisburg, Pa. 

William B. Sheddan, 287 Nassau St., Princeton, 
N. J. 

Albert W. Johnson, 1 University Ave., Lewisburg, 

Romeyn Rivenburg, Clifford, Pa. 

Roy B. Mulkie, 734 First Ave., Union City, Pa. 

Albert R. Garner, 626 DeKalb St., Norristown, Pa. 

Edward Bell, 1576 Franklin St., Johnstown, Pa. 

Charles F. Bidelspacher, 716 Market St., Williams- 
port, Pa. 

John W. McCracken, 53 Thorndale Terrace, Roch- 
ester, N. Y. 

Elva Coleman (Mrs. Harry Herpel), 1250 Park 
Ave., McKeesport, Pa. 

Robert Thompson, 310 S. Third St., Lewisburg, Pa, 

Claire Conway, 176 E. Green St., Nanticoke, Pa. 

C. L. MiUward, 526 N. Front St., Milton, Pa. 

Leo R. Rockwell, Colgate LIniversity, Hamilton, 
N. Y. 

Elsie Owens (Mrs. William Long), 613 Taylor 
St., Lewisburg, Pa. 

Myrtle Walkinshaw (Mrs. Frank Shupe), Salts- 
burg, Pa. 

Paul J. Abraham, 356 N. Maple Ave., Greens- 
burg, Pa. 

Lyman C. Shreve, 607 Ariel Bldg., Erie, Pa. 

James P. Harris, 44 E. Park Place, Kingston, Pa. 

Jesse Riley, 1587 Quarrier St., Charleston, W. Va. 
Clair Gr.iover, S. Third St., Lewisburg, Pa. 
Dayton L, Ranck, 35 Market St., Lewisburg, Pa. 










V. Pres 













1943 V 


1944 V 




Addres ( 

David L. Mink, 343 White Ave, Sharon, Pa. 

Barton H. Mackey, 234 W. Main St., Newark, Del, 

E. Collins Cupp, 210 Ridge Ave., Milton, Pa. 

Harry Nancarrow, Rittenhousc Plaza, 1901 Walnut 
St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Richard A. Mason, 5302 Knox St., Philadelphia, 

Finley Ketch, 425 Cherry St., Fall River, Mass, 

A. Herbert Haslam, 327 W. Woodruff Ave., 
Toledo, Ohio. 

Kenneth L. Cober, 11 Allison Ave., N, Provi- 
dence, R. I. 

Clair Grove Spangler, 214 N. 6th St., Reading, Pa. 

Fred W. Evans, Jamesburg, N. J. 

Earl A. Gill, 121 S. 12th St., Lewisburg, Pa. 

H. M. Marsh, 24 Oakley Ave., Summit, N. J. 

John C. Minick, 823 Bedford Rd., Schenectady, 
N. Y. 

Mildred Gommer (Mrs. D. Neil Pursley), 801 
Market St., Lewisburg, Pa. 

Trennie Eisley, 1131 W. Market St., Lewisburg, 

Anthony Chernefski, R. D. No. 1, Milton, Pa. 

C. Martin Lutz, 807 East 3rd St., Bloomsburg, Pa. 

Edward C. Myers, 2839 Beechwood Blvd., Pitts- 
burgh, Pa. 

William Berlin, 142 Griswold Dr.. Youngstown, 

John C. Decker, 120 W. Fourth St., Williams- 
port, Pa. 

Virgil Lanni, 55 S. Fifth St., Sunbury, Pa. 

Robert Streeter, 126 S. Fourth St., Lewisburg, Pa. 

Gertrude Skublicki (Mrs. Chester Dennis, Jr.), 
288 New Jersey Ave., Collingswood, N. J. 

Donald Walker, Harrington St., Seaford, DeL 

Raymond H. Armor, 18 Chapman St., Ingram, Pa. 

Glendon E. Jones, Box 223, Lewisburg, Pa. 

Mary T. Orso (Mrs. John D. Tohannesen), 20X6 
37th St., S. E., Washington, D. C. 

Helen H. Rhinesmith (Mrs. Robert F. Baker), 
R. D. 1, Newfoundland, N. J. 

Elizabeth Richers, 332 N. Lansdowne Ave., Lans- 
downe. Pa. 


On exhibit at Commencement time will be books and publications of Bucknell Alumni and 
faculty. Won't you check immediately with the Alumni Office and determine whether your pub- 
lications are here. If they are missing, please send copies at once for the exhibit. The listings 
will be extensive. 

If you have paintings or other art pieces of your own creation, it will be appreciated if you 
can send at least one for the art exhibit. 

Dr. Mary B. Harris, whose brother Herbert is a member of the Class of 1896. has invited the 
class to make her house at 9 East Market Street its headquarters. 

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September, 1946 

//te l^ujokKeU HUufikUdA 

. . . ALUMNI . . . 

Be sure to get your copy of 

Ihe Centennial History ot hM 


Lewis E. Theiss, Ph.B. '02, Litt.D. '24 

QW^AYBE you are one of the more than 2,000 Buck- 
V- neUians named in this interesting and authentic vol- 
ume. You will get more than one thrill as you read of the chain 
of mcidents that finally brought Bucknell to Lewisburg and of 
the strenuous attempt to move it later to the vicinity of Phila- 
delphia. You will be proud when you know the caliber and 
the achievements of the men who have led the University 
through the years. You will appreciate more than ever before 
the devoted scholars who guided you along the paths of learn- 
ing and achievement. 

Order your copy right away. It will be only one evening's 
reading, for you will not lay it down, once you have read the 
first page. But, unless we are mistaken, you will re-read it 
many times. You v/iU want to know how athletics, fraterni- 
ties, student activities and the curriculum grew from very small 
beginnings. You will read again and again how a young col- 
lege president, inaugurated at the age of twenty-nine, ripped 
away the bonds of tradition and made the institution fit the 
needs and interests of young men and women. You will love 
Alma iVIater more and want to serve her better when you have 
read this book. 

The exact date of publication is not certain. We expect it 
to be on sale at Homecoming. 

Profusely illustrated. 480 pages 
Price $3.50, postpaid 

In ^his Issue 

Alumni President's Letter 11 

Articles on Alumni 

Neal Blaisdell 18 

Elmer K. Bolton 15 

Abbott Bucher 18 

Flora Clymer 14 

hvin A. DeWitt 15 

Elmira Meeting 19 

Charles Farrow, Jr 17 

William D. Golightly 19 

W. G, Hav.kins 15 

Harold Murray 18 

Malcolm Musser 11 

John O. Roser 20 

Charles Roush 16 

John T. Shirley 20 

Kenneth W. Slifer 19 

Harry R. Warfel 19 

Mary M. Wolfe 6 

Births 26 

Campus News 

Curriculum Reorganization ... 12 

Guidance Center 16 

LAgenda Briefed 10 

Language Institute 17 

Club Activities 11-12-22-31 

Commencement Highlights .... 8 

Completed Careers 28 

Down the Aisle 27 

Editorial Comment 30 

Faculty 13 

Football Information 4 

Homecoming 3 

Honorary Degrees 15 

President's Letter to You 7 

Dr. Rainey 21 

What Bucknellians Are Doing . . 22 


Published in March, June, September 

and December by 


Entered as second-class matter December 

30, 1930, at the post office at Lewisburg, 

Pa., under the Act of August 24, 1912. 


Vol., XXXI No. I 

Ml' I / Mill )■ 

Alumni— October 26 Is 
Homecoming Day 

AT^ON'T miss the 1946 Homecoming celebration 
JLJ on October 26. It should be the greatest in 
Bucknell history and a fitting finale to the year of 
commemoration of the founding of the institution. 
Beginning with the celebration of Bucknell's birth- 
day on February 5 and following through the Com- 
mencement festivities, greatest in our history, Octo- 
ber 26 will show how Alumni regard for Alma 
Mater can pyramid to a glorious climax. 

We on the campus are setting up the essential 
framework, but we hope all that you will be con- 
scious of will be the finished product — a time to 
remember. Beginning with various banquets on Fri- 
day night, the program will close at midnight on 
Saturday. The Bison Club breakfast at the Lewis- 
burger at 8: 45 A. M. Saturday and the big parade 
through a professionally decorated town will occupy 
most of the forenoon. The football game with 
Lafayette College will start at 2: 00 P. M., but most 
old grads will want to be in the stadium long before 
that to greet old friends. The score is in the lap of 
the gods, but when you consider the few times that 
Bucknell has been defeated on her home grounds, 
you may conclude that the game is something you 
can't afford to miss. Everybody and his brother will 
be there and, unless the weather should seriously in- 
terfere, there is little doubt that the crowd will sur- 
pass that at the Lafayette game in 1924 when we 
dedicated the stadium. An example of what's hap- 
pening is the case of one Alumnus who has already 
ordered 300 of the best seats in the stadium; an- 
other is that of the Class of 1911, which has set out 
to bring every able-bodied member to the game. 
You'd better get those tickets early. 

Following the game there will be a Bison round-up 
and dance in the Davis Gymnasium. The accent will 
be on informality. The drinks will be non-alcoholic 
but plentiful. You may be unable to see all your 
friends at the game, for obvious reasons, but you 
can't miss them at the round-up later on. 

From the gymnasium you will go to the cafeteria 
on University Avenue just across the Reading Rail- 

The Gates of Mathewson Memorial Gateway, 
Which Will Svctng Wide at Homecoming 

road from the president's house for a snack. Ar- 
rangements are being made to feed all comers. We 
have learned from experience, but are without seri- 
ous regret this time, that the tremendous post-war 
crowds of Alumni cannot be accommodated at a 
single banquet anywhere in town. Therefore, you 
need not expect to have to listen to any speeches or 
hear any music. You will edge into the milling 
crowd, grab a snack, chat with your next neighbor 
and be thankful you don't have to fast. 

After your hunger has been satiated (partially, at 
least) , you will saunter back to the Davis Gym- 
nasium for the final celebration of the day — the 


Alumni Ball (informal). Practically all the old- 
time Bucknellians in Lewisburg are already taking 
dancing lessons in preparation for a bit of rug-cutting 
on that occasion. No doubt Alumni in many locali- 
ties will get together to brighten up their terpsicho- 
rean techniques so that they may outstrip some of 
the youngsters in their jitter antics. An orchestra of 
parts is being sought for this occasion and it is in- 
tended that when the clock strikes twelve you will 
lean limply against the nearest support and remark: 
"Oh boy! What a day! What a night!" 

Housing? Scarce. Bucknell will have more than 
2,000 students this fall and that means that every 
sizeable clothes closet in town will probably contain 
a G.I. and his wife and one or more children. Also, 
whereas at Commencement time dormitories were 
available, since most of the students had gone home, 
there will be no such luck at Homecoming. All stu- 
dents will be here because they must and because 
they are planning to attend the game in a body. 
Therefore, you might be wise to bring your sleeping 
bag with you if you expect to spend a night in this 
vicinity. Forrest D. Brown, housing chairman, will 
take your application for housing and serve you in 
order as long as rooms are available, but please keep 
your fingers crossed when you write him. Try to 
make your own living arrangements. 

Well, that's that, folks, with the exception of the 
names of a few persons who are planning this party 
for you. Surely the individuals who do the work 
should have their names spread on the record. The 
key people in the organization are listed below: 

General Organization 

Honorary Chairman — Emma E. Dillon '15, President of the 
General Alumni Association 

Chairman — John J. Conway '16, President of the Bison 

Local Chairman — Thelma J. Showalter '29, President of the 
Bucknell Alumnae Association 

Vice-Chairman — John S. Gold '18, Professor of Mathe- 
matics, Bucknell 

General Advisory Committee 

Board of Directors of the General Alumni Association 
Executive Committee of the Bison Club 
Executive Committee of the Bucknell Alumnae Associa- 


Chairman — Russel Dennis, Comptroller, Lewisburg Chair 
and Furniture Company 

Vice-Chairman — James A. Gathings, Professor of Politi- 
cal Science and Adviser to the Student-Faculty Congress 

Round-up and Ball 

Chairman — Malcolm Musser '18 Acting Dean of Men 
and Associate Professor of Physical Education 

'Vice-Chairmen — 

W. Norwood Lowry '22, Professor of Physics 
Thomas B. Richards '37, Chaplain, Northeastern Peni- 



Chairman — Trennie E. Eisley '31, Director of Publicity, 


Forrest D. Brown, Bucknell Christian Association Sec- 


Floyd Arbogast, Purchasing Agent, Bucknell 


"Al" Humphreys, Director of Athletics 

Not mentioned but deserving praise are W. J. Busser, 
president of the Busser Supply Company, chairman of the 
Bucknell Golf Committee and adopted Bucknellian, as well 
as other business leaders of Lewisburg and the Susquehanna 
'Valley, who are co-operating wholeheartedly to make your 
stay in Lewisburg a happy one. 

Football Season Starts 

September 28 

Tough Schedule Faces Bisons 

yj FTER four years of war-enforced curtailment, 
^y\L Bucknell's department of intercollegiate ath- 
letics will return to a full-scale program with the 
opening of the fall semester. In fact. Bison athletes 
will have an even broader choice of competition than 
before the war, since both boxing and wrestling 
appear on the winter calendar. 

Interest during the next three months will center 
on the football gridiron, where the Thundering Herd 
will encounter nine opponents, including such tra- 

Gene Hubka 

Star halfback on the Bison team in a slightly different 

role with his twin sons who will no doubt 

add to the family fame 

clitional foes as Penn State, Temple, Lafayette, 
Gettysburi^, Mufilenberg, Rutgers and fioniell. 

Lafayktti; at HomiiComing 
Encircle October 26 on your personal calendar, 
because that will be the high point in the home 
schedule. On the last Saturday in October— the gala 
Centennial Homecoming Day — the Bisons will do 
battle in the Memorial Stadium with Lafayette's 
snarling Leopards. 

The Easton collegians will be seeking to avenge 
the 13-7 defeat inHicted upon them on their last 
Homecoming appearance in Memorial Stadium in 
1942 and also to wipe out the memory of the 26-2 
drubbing handed them by the Bisons last fall in the 
most one-sided battle in the 63 years of rivalry be- 
tween the two elevens. At the coaching helm of the 
Leopard team will be E. E. "Hooks" Mylin, Orange 
and Blue mentor in 1934-35-36. Because of these 
factors, the Centennial Homecoming game on Oc- 
tober 26 shapes up as a major event in Bucknell's 
football history. 

Coaches Return 

With several of the coaches back on the campus 
after wartime military service, Bucknell will have 
an efficient and versatile group of men in charge 
of its teams. Albert E. Humphreys will head the 
program as director of athletics and head football 
coach. Gridiron boss from 1937 through 1942, 
Humphreys was a naval officer in World War IL 

Serving as assistant director of athletics and head 
basketball coach will be J. Ellwood "Woody" Lud- 
wig, who supervised Bucknell athletics during the 
last part of the war period. Ludwig will also act as 
assistant football coach and track coach. 

S. J. "Bus" Blum, after service as a naval officer, 
returns to his duties as assistant football coach, and 
will also take over the post of boxing coach. Henry 
N. Peters, Merle M. Edwards, William Lane and 
Harold Evans will be in charge of tennis, soccer, 
baseball and golf, respectively. In addition, Peters 
will be football trainer and junior varsity basketball 
tutor, while Lane will coach junior varsity football. 

Athletes Flock Back 

Bucknell football followers will see many familiar 
faces this autumn, because most of the athletes who 
played for the Herd before and during the war have 
returned to Lewisburg to complete their education. 
To mention a few, the football roster will include 
such names as those of Clyde Bennett, Denton 
Brown, Gene Hubka, George Kochins, Jesse Mair, 
Gene Mathews, John Parr, Tom Rodgers. Phil Sie- 
zaga, Harold Stefl and Robert Williams. 

However, Bucknellians' loyalty to their Alma 
Mater means that it has been virtually impossible for 
any outstanding athletes, not previously on the 
campus, to enroll at the University. Because hun- 

A I^KI MIX ' 'I <>< TOBER 26 

dreds of former Bucknell students will return to fill 

up the dormitories and classrooms this fall, there will 

(Continued on page 17.) 

Football Ticket Information 

In order to make it as easy as possible for you 
to get good tickets for Bucknell's home games, the 
Athletic Council will place greater emphasis this 
year on the advance sale of tickets. Make your 
purchases by mail and avoid the last-minute jam 
around the ticket booths at the Memorial Stadium. 
So that Alumni may be sure of good seats, center- 
of-the-field reserved tickets will be earmarked for 
the advance sale. 

You may secure a season-ticket block covering 
the four home games at a special price of S7.50. 

Order your tickets now by cutting out and send- 
ing in the order blank below. Please enclose check 
and include 30 cents to cover registered mail fee. 

Name - 




Home Games 

No. of 



.\mt. of 

Oct. 12 



SI. 25 

Oa. 26 




Nov. 2 




Nov. 9 




Total Total 

Order blanks must be in the office of the Director of 
Athletics three weeks before the game. Please mark en- 


Dr. Mary M. Wolfe 

Dr Mary M. Wolfe, 
Trustee; Woman of 

(T\^- MARY MOORE WOLFE is a descendant 
JLy of a number of the founders of Bucknell. 
Her great-grandfather was James Moore 11, and 
James Moore III was her great-uncle. These two 
men conceived the University and had a large part 
in its founding. In addition Dr. William H. Lud- 
wig, another great-uncle, was the first chairman of 
the Board of Trustees and her two grandfathers, 
Joseph Meixell and Samuel Wolfe, were on the first 
Board. James Moore II was first treasurer of the 
Board, Samuel Wolfe was second treasurer and 
Joseph Meixell was fourth. Her father, the Hon- 
orable Charles S. Wolfe, was a member of the Board 
from 1875 to 1891. 

She is a graduate of Bucknell Institute, Class of 
1891, and of the University in 1896, graduating 
summa cum laude. She received her A.M. from 
Bucknell in 1900 and the honorary Sc.D. in 1933. 

Dr. Wolfe was graduated from the Department of 
Medicine, University of Michigan, in 1899. She be- 
came an assistant physician in the Women's Depart- 
ment of the Norristown State Hospital, Norristown, 
Pennsylvania, at that time the largest state hospital 
in Pennsylvania. A year and a half later she was 
made chief physician of that department and had 
over 1,200 women under her care. She remained in 
that position for more than ten years and then re- 
signed to open a sanitarium of her own. 

In the fall of 1913, Governor Tener appointed her 

to the original Board of Managers of the Laurelton 
State Village, an institution for the care of mentally 
defective women of childbearing age. As secretary 
of the Board, she was on the committee for locating 
that institution, which was ultimately placed near 
Laurelton, Pennsylvania. In August 1914, at the re- 
quest of the Board of the Village, she resigned from 
the Board and became the superintendent of the in- 
stitution. It then fell to her lot to construct and 
organize the institution. The buildings as they stand 
today, with the exception of some minor improve- 
ments and changes, are her work. During the last 
few years of her incumbency at Laurelton, she super- 
vised and directed the construction of over a million 
dollars' worth of buildings. 

The scientific work of the institution was not neg- 
lected. Laurelton was known for its progressive 
work in the care and training of mental defectives. 
Before the First World War, when travel was freer 
between other countries and the United States, or- 
ganizations sent those who came to this country to 
study what was being done for mental defectives to 
Laurelton to see the methods used there and learn of 
the research work being done. Textbooks on soci- 
ology still quote that institution as one to be studied. 

Dr. Wolfe continued as superintendent of the 
Laurelton State Village until September 1, 1940, 
when she retired from active work, leaving the insti- 
tution in the hands of Dr. Effie C. Ireland, another 
Bucknellian. There were more than seven hundred 
women at Laurelton when she retired. 

In 1907, while Dr. Wolfe was at the Norristown 
State Hospital, she was appointed one of the five 
LInited States Government delegates to attend an 
International Congress on Nervous and Mental Dis- 
eases to be held in Amsterdam, Holland, and was the 
only woman so honored. In the fall of 1938, she 
had an opportunity to attend an International Con- 
gress on Nervous Diseases at Lima, Peru, as a Gov- 
ernment delegate but was not able to accept the ap- 
pointment. In addition to holding membership in 
the Lycoming County Medical Society, the Pennsyl- 
vania Medical Society and the American Medical So- 
ciety, she is a fellow in the American Psychiatric As- 
sociation, the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society and 
the American Association on Mental Deficiency. In 
1933 she was elected vice-president of the American 
Association on Mental Deficiency and, in 1934, was 
president of that organization. 

Duting the active days of her career. Dr. Wolfe 
was one of the best known women in Pennsylvania. 
She was prominent in suffrage and political circles 
and various charitable organizations. During 1941- 
42, she was chairman of the Union County Red 
Cross, which made an enviable record. 

Dr. Wolfe's home is in Lewisburg. 


The PlesicJent's Lettei io ^ou 


Please accept my sincere thanks for the many congratulatory letters which came to 
my office on the occasion of the formal observance of the University's Centennial on 
June 29. The fine spirit of loyalty and devotion to Bucknell which characterized these 
messages, together with your pledges of continued support, will be an inspiration to us all. 

Many of you who could not attend the Commencement exercises were able to hear 
a portion of the ceremony over the radio in a broadcast that reached listeners from coast 
to coast. One Alumnus told us of hearing the broadcast as he drove across the Mojave 
Desert, another tuned in from a vacation spot in Wisconsin, while other Buckneliians on 
the West Coast and elsewhere expressed their pleasure and pride in being able to hear 
the radio program even though Commencement found them thousands of miles from 

Bucknell's Centennial summer has indeed been a busy one as we prepare for the 
opening of the fall term on September 19. At that time we shall enroll approximately 
2,000 students to set an all-time high for Bucknell's student body. We have reached 
this record-breaking number because hundreds of our former students want to resume 
their studies and we are determined to fulfill, in so far as we can, the college's com 
mitments to these ex-servicemen whose sacrifices have made possible the continuance of 
this University in a democratic world. 

The housing situation continues to be acute, although completion of the emergency 
housing units for fifty married veterans and their families will help a great deal. To 
provide an adequate teaching staff, we have appointed twenty new faculty members 
representing the very best talent available. 

Bucknell as she begins her second century will, we believe, be finer and stronger in 
every way. You may be sure that we shall do everything within our power to uphold 
this University's reputation for scholarship and service as she marks the beginning of her 
second hundred years. 

Sincerely yours. 



Highlights from Centen- 
nial Commencement 

/F YOU were on the campus for Bucknell's Cen- 
tennial Commencement, you will enjoy in retro- 
spect a brief illustrated review of the four days' ac- 
tivities. If an unkind fate prevented your being 
there, you are entitled to a knot-hole glimpse of 
what went on. 

For once old man weather was benevolent and 
many Alumni armed with umbrellas had little occa- 
sion to use them. Oh, there were hints of the past 
Commencement downpours, which at one graduation 
ceremony held on the portico of Hunt Hall caused 
Dr. Marts to wonder aloud if there would be less 
generous outpouring from the skies if Bucknell were 
a Presbyterian rather than a Baptist college. Friday 
afternoon rain clouds threatened to turn the Presi- 
dent's Garden Party into an indoor affair. However, 
the optimists were right and the sun shone brilliantly 
throughout the afternoon. Rain did "make down" 
directly after dinner and held up the colorful his- 
torical parade for a half hour but otherwise the 
weather and all nature smiled on Bucknell's Centen- 
nial Commencement. 

When the academic procession started down the 
curving and newly-paved driveway from the Litera- 
ture Building at 7: 00 o'clock Thursday evening. 
Alma Mater's Commencement program was under 
way. Here are some highlights: 

7: 30 P.M. 

Dr. Spencer's fine baccalaureate address, "Years of 
Decision," on the air over "WKOK. 

Dr. Herbert L. Spencer, with a group of students gazes at the painting 

of Dr. Howard Malcom, first president of Bucknell. The picture 

was painted in 1861 by order of the Board of Trustees. 


M^l^^m 4. 1 ^^ 

Nine Young Women Become Phi Beia Kappans 

Shiiidhig, left to right: Alta Schroder, Jean Brock, Rita Clemens, 
Gratia Henry, Ruth Young, Elizabeth Faint 

Sejted: Nancy Wenrich, Rita Wertheimer, June Search 

Carolyn Hunt Mahaffey's rich, contralto voice as 


8: 45 A.M. 

Phi Beta Kappa breakfast for seventy members 
and friends Friday morning, following initiation cere- 
monies in Larison Hall living room for nine students, 
all women. Louis W. Robey '04, vice-president of 
Marts & Lundy, and Roland N. Dutton '26, pastor 
of Delmar Baptist Church of St. Louis, Mo., were 
initiated as Alumni members. 

10: 30 A. M. 

Meeting of the General Alumni Association's 
Board of Directors in the Alumni Office. 

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^ X 

Dr. Roy G. Bostwick, president of the Board of Trustees, greets 

Dr. William G. Owens '80; at the table with Dr. Owens are 

Dr. A. R. E. Wyant '92 left and at the right, 

reaching for a roll, Edgar A. Snyder '11. 

12: 00 P.M. 

Meeting of the General Alumni Association in 
Bucknell Hall. At this meeting the revision of the 

Meeting of the General Alumni Association in 
BucKNELL Hall. The Votes Are Counted. 

by-laws was approved with the added proviso that no 
person may be elected an Alumni Trustee for more 
than one five-year term. 

At an adjourned meeting of the Board of Direc- 
tors, Emma Dillon was elected president for the year 
1946-47, Clyde Bailey first vice-president, and Ken- 
neth Slifer second vice-president. 

1: 00 P.M. 

Alumni Luncheon. Four hundred eighty-five per- 
sons sat down to luncheon, twenty-five more than it 
was believed the room would hold; many others 
could not be accommodated. President Emma Dillon 
was chairman and brief talks were made by President 
Spencer and by President Roy W. Bostwick of the 
Bucknell Board of Trustees. Frank G. Davis, Alumni 
secretary, gave a brief report and thanked Alumni 
for their generous co-operation. 

Dr. William G. Watkins 'S3 

Oldest alumnus at the Alumni Luncheon receives his class 
insignia while his daughter Ethel '10 looks on 

I hchiia .Sliowaltcr made tlic announcement of the 
scholarship fund m memory of Katherine B. Lari- 

son I '67, for many years principal of the Female 

2: 30 P. JVl. 

Reunion of all classes. Room assignments all over 
ihc place and fine, enthusiastic meetings. 

4: 0(J P. M. 

President's Garden Party under the old elms and 
maples where May Queens hold court earlier in the 
spring. Dr. and Mrs. Spencer, Dean and Mrs. Cole- 
man greeted guests under colorful canopy. Sunny 

weather I 

5: 00 P. M. 

Fraternity Symposia — there are times when more 
large dining places are needed in Lewisburg. 

7: 00 P.M. 

Colorful historical parade. Whole town and many 
from neighboring communities turned out to see the 
more than thirty ingeniously conceived floats and 
many high school bands. Dietrich and Gambrill's 
float depicting the development and location of col- 
lege buildings on a moss-green "Hill" won first prize 
(Victory bond), and Danville's band received the 
gold loving cup. The Alumni Office float named 
every local club and indicated a few Alumni activi- 
ties. Dr. William G. Owens '80 in tails, high silk 
hat, and carrying a gold-headed cane, rode on the 
front end of the float, while two charming 1946 
Alumnae did the honors on the after-platform. 

Main Street and show-window-s were tastefully 
decorated. Valuable antiques, styles in jewels and 
dress of a century ago, an elaborate panorama cover- 
ing the events of Bucknell's 100 years made a 
leisurely stroll down Market Street interesting and 
informative. One exhibit, recently on display at 
Wanamaker's in Philadelphia, pictured a giant book 
with a view of the college in 1846 on one page with 
a sketch of the campus of the future on the opposite 
page. Dr. Loomis' name was on the first page and 
Dr. Spencer's picture with the sketch of the future 

8: 30 P.M. 

Haydn's Oratorio, "The Creation," in Davis Gym- 
nasium — a great chorus made up of college singers 
and others from towns in this area and accompanied 
by Bucknell's string orchestra. Guest artists were: 
Frances Yeend, lyric soprano, Metropolitan Opera 
Bureau, delightful to look at and to hear; Frederick 
Kruger, noted Philadelphia tenor; and Caldwell 
Mathias of Milton, well-known baritone. A great 
program, worthy of Bucknell's 100th anniversary. 

(Continued on page 20.) 


The Bucknell Emeritus 

(^^<3HE club met at the Lewisburg Inn, June 29, 
if) 1946, for breakfast. 

Those present were Dr. A. R. E. Wyant '92, W. 
G. Owens '80, Anne Kaler (Dreisbach) Marsh I '87, 
J. M. Wolfe '89, J. I. Woodruff '90, G. E. Fisher '91, 
Flora M. Clymer I '93, H. H. Mull '93, Ida Greene 
Wattson '94 and A. C. Lathrop '94. 

President Wyant called the meeting to order and- 
explained the constitution which was adopted at the 
first meeting, May 22, 1942. The object of the club 
is to get the old students back to meet their former 
friends, see how the place is improving, meet the 
younger generation, swap stories of the olden times 
and learn about their classmates. There are no dues, 
but those who desire may contribute as they wish to 
pay for postage, etc. There were $23.20 in the treas- 
ury and $7.00 were added at the meeting. Anyone 
who has attended the University in a class which 
graduated fifty or more years ago is a member of the 
Emeritus Club without being voted in. We are al- 
ways glad to hear from or about them. In 1943, we 
heard from thirty people and reported them. We 
have but one meeting a year — at Commencement. 
We had no meetings in the years of 1944 and 1943 
because of the war. 

J. M. Peterson writes that ill health prevents his 
being here this year. 

We are glad to report that Mrs. Harriet Mason 
Stevens, Class of 1858 in the Institute, is still enjoy- 
ing reading her Burmese Bible daily. She will be 
105 years young, November 24, 1946. You will be 
glad to learn when Mrs. Owens and I were traveling 
through Burma, the people with whom Mrs. Stevens 
had worked were glad to learn about her. As Miss 
Helen K. Hunt reports in a letter lately received, "It 
seemed to me that not one they had ever met was for- 
gotten. When Saya Ah Syoo asked me about Mrs. 
Harriet Stevens and I could tell him that the last I 
had heard she was still able to read her Burmese 
Bible every day, he just beamed with joy. Saya Ah 
Syoo, himself, and his brother, U Cho, were two of 
the main inspirations in Moulmein." 

The election resulted as follows: Dr. Wyant, 
president; W. G. Owens, secretary- treasurer; F. M. 
Simpson, Dr. Mary Harris and Professor George E. 
Fisher appointed as members of the Board of Mana- 

After all the members present had a chance to give 
their reports for the year, we adjourned. 

Signed: Wm. G. Owens, 


1946 L' Agenda Briefed 

(^UCKNELL'S Centennial L' Agenda, Volume 
JLJ 56, is definitely among the top yearbooks of 
1946. See a copy if you can. You'll be delighted 
with its good looks, the variety and charm of its 
many pictures, the typography, the comprehensive 
contents and the general make-up. On the front 
cover is Old Main in technicolor — red brick, ivy- 
covered walls, the Stars and Stripes a-float against a 
blue sky. Inside, in tall gold letters, is the dedication 
to "These iMen We Honor. For the living freedom 
for which they died, we must dedicate our lives. To 
these men in blue and khaki, the staff of the Cen- 
tennial L'Agenda humbly dedicates this book." 

Between the double-spread photograph of the 
University at Lewisburg of the 1840's, inside the 
front cover, to the double-spread picture of Bucknell 
as she is to be, inside the back cover, you will find 
Alma Mater of today. Administrative staff, faculty 
and students, dates and dances, honor societies and 
music festivities. Cap and Dagger and golf, radio 
workshop and Chi Chi (commuters' club, old- 
timers) , intramural sports and May Day, fraternities 
and publications, picnics and proms, breakfast at 
Guy's and afternoon dates at Pardoe's — they are all 
there. There are several pages of interesting old 
photographs, an abbreviated history of early Buck- 
nell and the three-year log in pictures and story of 
U. S. S. Bucknell, when the Navy was with us and 
spanking white uniforms added glamour (for the 
co-eds, anyway) to the campus. 

There is a letter from Bing Crosby, accompanying 
his choice of, not the queen of the 1946 class, but 
the queens — six full-page photographs of as many 
beautiful senior co-eds. 

There is a picture of Market Street, with Keeler's 
book store in the foreground, and at the end of the 
book a satisfyingly complete directory and index 
with names and addresses of the whole college per- 
sonnel from the president to the youngest freshman. 

As the excellence of a plum pudding is decided by 
the amount and variety of the superior fruits it con- 
tains, a college yearbook is judged largely by the 
excellence and number of its pictures. The Centen- 
nial L'Agenda is chuck-full of pictures and they are 
top-notch. Its pages are further embellished by 
delightful sketches of college life, made in great part 
by art students (Harry Wickey's are signed) . 

The book, as other L'Agendas since 1941, was 
edited and staffed by co-eds, and they have turned 
out something definitely in the groove. Too bad 
every Alumnus can't have a copy to decorate his 
"parlor" table! 


Many Classes Hold 

Cy^HlS year, first for a long time, every class was 
iS) invited to liolcl a reunion on Alumni Day. It 
was good to see the old grads greeting their class- 
mates and discussing what Jiappcned "way back- 

Many enthusiastic reports iiave come back to the 
Alumni Office. In a number of reunions, letters 
from absent members were read. In all groups mem- 
bers told of meeting classmates who were absent 
from the reunion. Only a few classes participated 
in the parade. The 1911 class, under the enthusiastic 
leadership of Laura McGann, put on probably the 
most pretentious display. 

Among the reports reaching the Alumni Office is 
one from R. A. Mason inclosing a copy of a letter 
he had sent to all class members, naming persons 
present, giving a sentence or two about each to tell 
what he is doing and throwing in an interesting gag 
on each one. Following this were numerous inter- 
esting comments — generalities, as he called them. 
One comment stated that fourteen of those present 
have eighteen heirs attending Bucknell and several 
more are seeking admission. 

Phil Campbell '22 sent in a photograph of iiis 
group and Clair Groover submitted a group picture 
of the Class of 1915 containing Emma Dillon, presi- 
dent of our association. 

The Class of '15 Sits for a Picture 

The Lidy with the modish bhick sitting left center rear is Emm.i E. Dillon, 
president of the General Alumni Association 

Dr. Clair Spangler '25 wrote a long interesting 
letter in which he said that the class recommends a 
yearly assessment on Alumni rather than relying on 
individual contributions. He inclosed a copy of a 
report letter he had sent to all members of the class, 
whether present or not. With this went a list of 
(Continued on page 14.) 

Alumni President's Letter 

Di;ai( Ai.UMNi: 

What a grand CoiDinencement reunion we had! 
Tlic largest Un many years, is the general opinion, 
and certainly the happiest for a long time. 

Everybody enjoyed the full day fjf Alumni activi- 
ties, "rcuncd" with their classes and were most gra- 
cioLisly received by President and Mrs. Spencer on 
their lawn. 

As happened last Homecoming, many could not 
get in to the luncheon for lack of early reservations 
and room. Plans are already under way to try to 
find a larger place for the next big day — Homecom- 
ing, October 26. 

We had our business meeting in the old Chapel, 
now called Bucknell Hall. There was much talk of 
this becoming the center of Alumni activities if 
enough of us want it so and the University Bcjard 
will consent. What do you think of the idea? A 
note about it to the Alumni Office will be welcome. 

The local clubs are making plans for the coming 
year. How about a meeting of every club annually 
on February 5, Bucknell's birthday? 

It will soon be October Homecoming again, and 
we hope you will be there this year by all means. 

With kindest regards to every one of you, I am 
Very sincerely yours, 

Emma E. Dillon, President, 
General Alumni Association. 

Malcolm Musser 18 
New Dean of Men 

/^UCKNELL Alumni will be glad to learn that 
Jl) "Mai" Musser '18, a member of the Univer- 
sity's physical education staff for twelve years, has 
been appointed acting dean of men for the coming 
year. Mai came back to Bucknell in late '45 after 
serving three years with the U. S. Naval Reserve. 

After twenty months as assistant district director 
of physical training for the Eighth Naval District 
comprising eight southern states. Mai left the New 
Orleans headquarters to become director in charge of 
the rehabilitation physical training program at the 
large Naval Hospital at Long Beach. California. 
Here he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant 
commander. This was Mai's second war, as he 
served in World War I. 

He has his Master of Science degree from Peon 
State and has completed considerable work toward 
his doctorate at the same institution. Lewisburg, as 
well as Bucknell, claims Mai as one of its first citi- 


Curriculum Reorganiza- 
tion at Bucknell 

W. H. Coleman 

Dean of the College 

QW^ORE than a decade ago the Bucknell curricu- 
"^ L lum was completely reorganized. That the 
educational principles underlying the changes then 
put into effect were essentially sound has been abun- 
dantly demonstrated, for with slight modifications 
that plan is still in force. But much has taken place 
since 1932. The war, universal in its scope, has trans- 
formed the total aspect of things. New educational 
vistas are opening up. To meet the demands of our 
post-war period the Bucknell curriculum is being 
subjected to a careful scrutiny. In December of last 
year a series of committees was appointed as follows: 

1. A committee on appraisal of Bucknell's educational 


2. Post-war committee on curricular planning 

3. Sub-committees known as A, B, C, and D. 

During the ensuing months these committees have 
been steadily at work and are now ready to make 
their recommendations to the central committee, 
which will in turn report its recommendations to the 
faculty for final approval. It is expected that the 
changes involved will go into effect in the fall of 

In formulating an educational policy the curric- 
ular committees have been faced with the problem 
of adhering to the Bucknell tradition of a broad cul- 
tural training, which will at the same time function 
in the modern world. While it would be rather pre- 
mature to make definite predictions at this stage, it 
is safe to conclude that the examination of the pres- 
ent curriculum will result in the following depar- 

1. The re-evaluation of the offerings in the Lower Divi- 

sion in the light of post-war demands with the 
object of making all degree courses serve the stu- 
dents' interests effectively. 

2. A greater integration of subject matter at the senior 

level resulting in new courses that will emphasize 
the kinship of subjects that are by their nature 
closely allied. 

3. A greater emphasis on preparing students for public 

administration in recognition of the fact that we 
are living in an international world. 

4. A move in the direction of the liberalization of the 

engineering curriculum as far as such liberalization 
is possible under the existing four-year plan. 

5. The adoption of an intensified program of language 

instruction modeled somewhat along the lines of 
the Army program. 

6. An integrative course at the senior level designed to 

stress the significance of the various subjects in the 
curriculum with the object of establishing a world 
outlook and philosophy of life. 


Whatever curricular changes may be recommend- 
ed, the Bucknell curriculum will be conservative in 
content, modern in method and in keeping with 
the ideals that motivated the founders of the Univer- 
sity at Lewisburg, which now under the name of 
Bucknell University is celebrating its centennial year. 

Local Clubs Plan Varied 
Activities for 1946-47 

/''T^EFORE the past year of unprecedented club 
JLJ activity was history, many clubs were already 
planning for 1946-47. Among these were recently 
organized groups at Bloomsburg, Bridgeport, Cincin- 
nati, Lock Haven, Los Angeles (Southern Cali- 
fornia), San Francisco (California-Northern) and 
South Michigan-Toledo. Clubs in process of organi- 
zation are Charleston (West Virginia), Sharon- 
Youngstown and Syracuse. There are other areas 
that should be organized. Letters from Alumni in 
such districts will be gladly received. 

Plans for the coming year have been received from 
the following clubs: Atlantic City; Baltimore; 
Bridgeport; Buffalo; California-Northern; Capital 
District (Schenectady) ; Charleston; Danville; Har- 
risburg ; Lock Haven ; Mount Carmel ; New England ; 
New York Metropolitan; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; 
Reading; Rochester; Shamokin; South Jersey; South 
Michigan-Toledo; Southern Tier of New York; Syra- 
cuse; and Union County. 

And that is not bad — reports from 23 live clubs, 
which have already planned their activities for the 
coming year. What do they plan to do? Well, 
'most everything. Picnics; banquets the night before 
football games at such places as Philadelphia, Elmira 
and Buffalo; Hallowe'en and Christmas parties at 
Pittsburgh; birthday parties on February 5 at a num- 
ber of places; meetings just prior to the great Home- 
coming football game in several clubs partly for the 
purpose of getting out a big gang for the game; a 
big dance at Philadelphia, and so on. 

Some Dates to Remember Are: 

Buffalo — October 18. 

California- Northern — September 27. 

Harrisburg — September 5. 

Philadelphia — November 15 and May 17. 

Pittsburgh — December 19, February 5 and every 

Thursday at noon at Childs Restaurant, Fifth 

Rochester — October 17. 
Shamokin — October 2. 
Syracuse — October 17. 
Union County — October 15. 

Nothing Static About 
Bucknell Faculty 

(^^^l'^H promotions, resignations, returning from 
KS/y and continuing on leaves of absence, newly 
granted leaves, and new appointments there is little 
that is fixed and unchanging about Bucknell's faculty. 
Two associate professors have been given full pro- 
fessorships: Dr. James A. Gathings of the Political 
Science Department and Dr. C. Willard Smith of the 
English Department. 

Six assistant professors were promoted to associate 
professors. They include Dr. Ciladys C. Cook, 
French; Dr. Edward G. Cornelius, economics; Dr. 
Lester Kieft, chemistry; Malcolm E. JSlusser, physi- 
cal education; Dr. Arthur Wood, sociology; and 
Dr. Howard B. Holroyd, mechanical engineering. 
Dr. Robert Streeter has been made assistant professor 
of English and Thomas F. Fagley assistant professor 
of chemistry. 

The following men have been advanced from act- 
ing status to regular faculty rank: Dr. John C. Lapp, 
assistant professor of French; Dr. Wainwright D. 
Blake, associate professor of psychology; Dr. W. 
Preston Warren, professor of philosophy; and Ward 
E. Gage, instructor in religion. 

The following faculty members have resigned 
their positions with the University: Hilda L. Hege- 
man, instructor in physics; Paul Benson, instructor 
in mathematics and astronomy, to go into business in 
Royal Stationery Company, Lewisburg; Mary Lou 
Clippinger, dietitian; Sylvia Derr, assistant professor 
and head of physical education for women; Dr. 
Charles S. Keevil, professor of chemical engineering, 
to become member of a firm of consulting chemical 
engineers; Dr. George M. Gregory, associate pro- 
fessor of English, to head the English Department of 
the New York State Maritime Academy; Dr. Wil- 
liam T. MacCreadie, associate professor of mathe- 
matics, to take a position with the Susquehanna Wire 
Rope Company of which he is the major stockholder, 
in Sunbury; Dr. Halsey M. MacPhee, assistant pro- 
fessor of psychology, to become head of the Psy- 
chology Department of the University of Delaware; 
Dr. Gene T. Pelsor, assistant in physics, to be asso- 
ciate professor of physics at American LJniversity, 
Washington, D. C. ; Dr. Ralph E. Page, dean of men 
and professor of political science, to become director 
of training (with the rank of captain), New York 
State Maritime Academy; Dr. Bruce J. Miller, pro- 
fessor of chemistry, to accept a position with Linde 
Air Products Company, North Tonawanda, N. Y.; 
Dr. F. deWolfe Miller, instructor in English, to be 
assistant professor of English, Universitv of Tennes- 
see; Rex E. Robinson, assistant professor of speech, 
to be assistant professor of speech, State College of 

Utah; Wilbur Shcnk, instructor in chemistry, to be- 
come instructor in chemistry at Temple University 
and to continue work on his doctorate in biology at 
the University of Pennsylvania; John J. Sitarsky, 
instructor in physical education for men, to become 
agent for the Mutual Life Insurance Company of 
New York; Dr. Henry B. Smith, assistant in chem- 
istry, to go into industrial work. 

Four men have been granted leaves of absence: 
William D. MacRae, to pursue graduate work in 
music at Union Theological Seminary; Dr. Meyer 
F. Nimkoff, to travel for educational purposes, spend- 
ing a portion of the time in California (a revised 
edition of his Sociology is now available) ; Dr. Rob- 
ert E. Streeter, to teach in Korea; and Thomas F. 
Fagley to complete work on his doctorate at the Uni- 
versity of Chicago. 

Four men have returned from leaves of absence: 
Harold E. Cook, from Western Reserve in Cleveland, 
from which institution he will receive his Ph.D. in 
February, 1947; Harold V. Flinch, with a June- 
granted Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota; 
Warren D. Garman, who has been on leave with the 
SAM laboratories; and Harmer A. Weeden, from 
active duty with the Navy. 

Continuing on leaves of absence are: Louis C. 
Peltier, instructor in geography and geology; Harold 
A. Shaffer, assistant professor of electrical engineer- 
ing and drawing; Dr. Lewis E. Theiss. professor of 

New appointments to the University's teaching 
staff at the time this Alumnus goes to press (August 
1) include the following: Dr. Roger J. Hargrave, 
assistant professor of political science; Norman R. 
Bell, instructor in electrical engineering; Dr. Sher- 
man Ross, assistant professor of psychology; Charles 
S. Bicksler, instructor in mechanical drawing; Marlin 
L. Sheridan '43. instructor in civil engineering; W. 
Richard Stroh, instructor in physics; Dr. Albert H. 
Cooper, professor of chemical engineering; Dr. Man- 
ning A. Smith, assistant professor of chemistrv; Dr. 
Hilda Magalhaes, assistant professor of physiology- 
and hygiene; Paul J. Brand, assistant professor of 
geology and geography; Dr. Corrine Twetlev, assist- 
ant professor of speech; Dr. W". Gordon Dustan, 
assistant professor of English; Mile. Francoise C. 
Gourier, assistant in the French Department. 

Dr. Vincent A. McCrossen, former assistant pro- 
fessor of French and Gerrran, is now teaching at 
Marietta College in Ohio. 

Soccer at Homecoming 

A soccer game with Gettysburg will be plaved at 
11: 00 A. M., Saturday, October 26, on the field just 
west of Davis Gymnasium. Admission is free. 


Miss Flora Clymer 

C>=='HE GI's want homes and Wilson W. Wyatt, 
\_J director of Federal Housing Authority, might 
do worse than take a page from the life notebook 
of Flora Clymer '93. This dauntless Bucknellian 
back in 1901 built — sans building site, sans bricks or 
mortar, sans lumber, architect or funds — a church. 
She not only built the Greenwich Light Baptist 
Church of Philadelphia just two months after she 
had persuaded the Pennsylvania Railroad to give her 
an indefinite lease on the land; she ascended the 
pulpit of that church and began her forty-five-year- 
long pastorate among the seamen whose ships docked 
at the Greenwich Coal piers and the families living 
on "the Neck" — the land lying between the Dela- 
ware and Schuylkill Rivers. 

The May issue of the Penn-Baptist gives a stirring 
account of this beloved, still vigorous "worker with 
an adventurous mind." Since she entered her min- 
istry April 21, 1901, Miss Clymer has not been ab- 
sent from her pulpit a single Sunday because of ill- 
ness and has taken oft only five Sundays as vacation 
in the whole forty-five years of her ministry. She 
has consistently refused a salary. When asked how 
she ever managed to live without any regular income, 
she confessed she had often been tested. Then, as 
she looked out the window where some 500 people 
were lined up three deep waiting to buy nylon stock- 
ings, a smile broke over her face. "Yes," she said, 
"the Lord is a good provider. I never stand in line 
to buy stockings but I have on hand a dozen pairs 
that were given to me." She is still a tireless worker, 
quietly doing much social service among her people, 
enabling many of them to buy their own homes, see- 
ing that those in need are helped, advising and coun- 
seling, loving and understanding and working with 
them. A Sunday night visit to her church will find 
the small auditorium well-filled, with, surprisingly, 
more men present than women. 

Another Bucknellian to be proud of — a woman 
who, in a lifetime of service to her fellowmen, is 
finding enviable success and a satisfying happiness. 

Many Classes Hold Reunions 

(Continued from page 11.) 

members whose addresses are lost (Dr. Spangler 
asked for help in locating these Alumni) and the 
names of those who are deceased. 

Fred Evans '26 sent an interesting letter with names 
of all attendants and a lot of additional material. 
He inclosed a number of leads on lost Alumni and 
promised to see some members of the class at the 
Rutgers game at New Brunswick this fall. 

Earl Gill '27 reported a very small attendance but 


an enthusiastic desire on the part of those present 
to begin preparations immediately for the twentieth 
anniversary reunion in 1947. 

J. Leslie Ehringer of the Class of 1942 included 
a novel feature in his report — babies — and there are 
several. A motion was carried that regular dues be 
collected from members. 

And last, but by no means least, was a letter from 
Marion Meyer, secretary of the Class of 1943, re- 
porting that the class voted to contribute $500 to the 
General Alumni Association and $1,500 (approxi- 
mately) to the Marts Scholarship Fund. A motion 
was carried that the class president, James P. Whyte, 
Jr., send a memo to the General Alumni Association 
suggesting a Who's Who by class members to be sold 
by the Association for funds. A request was made 
that a mimeographed list of class names and ad- 
dresses be sent to all members with a report of the 
meeting. The Alumni Office is thankful for this 
suggestion and is going one better; it is sending such 
lists to members of all classes. 

Below is a record of class attendance as reported 
to the Alumni Office. These numbers do not neces- 
sarily indicate the number who came back to Com- 
mencement — just those attending the meetings. Un- 
doubtedly there are many class meetings not yet 
reported; any reports arriving after we go to press 
will be gladly published later. 

Letters received 
Number from 

Class present absent members 

1890 1 1 

1891 1 5 

1894 8 

1895 5 3 
1897 1 

1900 7 

1905 15 8 

1906' 12 8 

1908 . . 8 

1909 15 

1911 25 .. 

1913 14 

1914 7 

1915 30 

1916 25 
1918 13 

1920 11 

1921 26 

1922 16 

1923 11 

1924 9 

1925 14 

1926 33 
■1927 7 

1933 5 
1937 4 

1939 6 .. 

1940 4 

1941 8 

1942 15 

Delta Sigma Founder 

/RVIN A. Di;WITT, prominent attorney, business 
man and Methodist layman, died Marcli 28, 1946, 
at his home in Northumberland, Pennsylvania. He 
was graduated from Bucknell sunima cum laude in 
1900. While in college, he was one of the ten found- 
ers of Delta Sigma, outstanding among local fra- 
ternities of the country. He began the practice of 
law in 1905 and remained active in that profession 
until his death. He took a leading part in the local 
business world, organizing a number of Sunbury's 
most successful corporations. 

In addition to his professional and business inter- 
ests, Mr. DeWitt was an eminent church layman. 
Although a lifelong member of the Methodist 
Church, he was loaned to the Evangelical Church 
forty years ago to form a class. Since then he served 
as teacher of that Men's Bible Class with its weekly 
attendance of from fifty to two hundred and fifty 

He is survived by his widow, two daughters who 
were graduated from Bucknell in 1924 — Hilda and 
Iva (wife of Voris B. Hall '19) — and a grand- 

Trustee Awarded 
Chemistry Honor 

(T\^ ELMER K. BOLTON '08, a trustee of Buck- 
JLy nell University, was elected to the National 
Academy of Science in May and has been awarded 
the Perkins Medal, the highest honor in applied 
chemistry. Dr. Bolton received the reward for his 
outstanding research work in the synthetic rubber 
and nylon fields during 1945. 

An honorary Doctor of Science degree was con- 
ferred upon Dr. Bolton by Bucknell in 1932. He 
has been associated with the E. L duPont Company 
since 1915 and received the Chemistry Industrial 
Medal in 1941. 

Help Wanted 

QoHE Bethany Baptist Church, founded by Dr. 
\S) W. G. Hawkins '83, who was 90 years old on 
May 18 of this year — and who, incidentally, was the 
oldest Alumnus present at the Commencement cele- 
bration — has recently fallen on hard times. Last 
year Dr. George A. Riggs '07, a retired missionary, 
came to try to save the church. It is in a population 

Honorary Degrees 
Awarded at Centennial 

(^*^HRiiii prominent Fcnnsylvanians, three trus- 
\S) tees, iwi: Akiinm and the Commencement 
speaker were awarded honorary degrees at Buclcnell's 
Centennial Commencement on June 28. 

Edward Martin, governor of the Commonwealth, 
and George 'W. Maxey, chief justice of the State 
Supreme Court, received the degree of Doctor of 
Laws; Martin W. Clement, president of the Penn- 
sylvania Railroad, the degree of Doctor of Engi- 

Dr. Arnaud C. Marts, former president of the 
University, was awarded the degree of Doctor of 
Humanities; Alfred C. Howell, vice-president of the 
Guaranty Trust Company of New York, the degree 
of Doctor of Laws; Earl M. Richards '13, vice- 
president in charge of operations for the Republic 
Steel Corporation of Cleveland, the degree of Doctor 
of Science. These three men are members of Buck- 
nell's Board of Trustees. 

Five of the University's distinguished sons were 
given honorary degrees. Major General Harold N. 
Gilbert x'19, director of military procurement ser\'- 
ice and holder of the Distinguished Sers'ice Cross, 
received the degree of Doctor of Laws. Brigadier 
General Henry C. 'Wolfe '16, who was in charge of 
amphibious training for the invasions of North 
Africa, Salerno and Southern France and wears the 
Distinguished Service Medal, the French Legion of 
Honor and the Croix de Guerre, was given the degree 
of Doctor of Engineering. Dr. Charles C. Fries "11, 
professor of English, University of Michigan, editor- 
in-chief of the Early Modern English Dictionary and 
research expert, received the degree of Doctor of 
Letters. Edward O. Clark '15, pastor of the Che\7 
Chase Baptist Church, "^''ashington, D. C, author 
and editor, was awarded the degree, Doctor of Di- 
vinity. Franklin D. Jones 19, research chemist and 
industrial executive, was given the degree of Doctor 
of Science. 

The degree of Doctor of Letters was conferred 
on the Commencement speaker, Dr. Douglas Southall 
Freeman, editor, lecturer and author of Life of 
Robert E. Lee and other studies. 

of more than 10,000 which is served by no other 
Protestant church. It has a debt of approximately 
$2,600 and could use S2,000 more for repairs. Con- 
tributions should be sent to Dr. George A. Riggs, 
417 Jefl:'erson Avenue. Scranton, Pa. 


The University Guidance 

LoREN S. Hadley, Veterans' Counselor 

(~7 7NDER the impetus of giving vocational coun- 
\A^ seling to returning servicemen, a ne.^ pliase 
of the University's personnel program has "mush- 
roomed" into existence. After a brief period of in- 
tensive activity in getting organized with the neces- 
sary material, the service was initiated in mid- 
September in temporary quarters in the Delta Sigma 
House. It is now occupying attractive counseling 
offices in Bucknell Hall basement. 

From a modest beginning the work has grown rap- 
idly until a staff of six people is now employed full- 
time, aiding in the vocational readjustment of re- 
turned veterans residing in the area of six surround- 
ing counties. Eight hundred fifty veterans have 
now received definite vocational advisement in- 
cluding such testing as each case seemed to need. 
This one phase of the program has involved the ad- 
ministration of 6,000 tests — seldom are any two 
individual testing programs alike — and about 1,800 
hours of interviewing. The service offers the oppor- 
tunity for a fairly complete evaluation of interests, 
aptitudes and general achievement. "Find an indi- 
vidual's strongest interests, determine aptitudes and 
capacities which parallel these interests and one has 
the foundation for intelligent vocational guidance." 
Since the serviceman, who is frequently older than 
the average college graduate, is now seeking to initi- 
ate a training program and wants to feel that he is 
getting started without further delay, such oppor- 
tunities for guidance are particularly significant in 
his experience. Many a man who had never thought 
it possible to undertake training for skilled or pro- 
fessional occupations is now responding favorably to 
the opportunities that have been extended to him. 
Since it may be a new venture into advanced training 
of some kind, he wants either a complete and objec- 
tive appraisal of what his present capacities are or a 
documented approval of his plans; frequently he 
just needs a "chin lifting." The University's guid- 
ance service has been well received by individuals 
who were planning to enter Bucknell as well as 
others who were aided in the making of definite de- 
cisions. "I want to know if I'm going in the right 
direction"; or "I have some plans that sound a bit 
'rugged' ... I wonder if you could tell me if I have 

the 'stuff' to go through with them." These are 
typical of many inquiries. 

Although the principal emphasis at present is di- 
rected toward the vocational guidance of veterans, 
which work is in close co-operation with the Vet- 
erans' Administration (office space is provided in the 


Dr. Charles S. Roush 

Charles S, Roush ^09 
Celebrates Twenty-five 
Year Pastorate 

/^HARLES S. ROUSH celebrated on December 2, 
l^ 1945, the twenty-fifth anniversary of his service 
at the First Baptist Church of Wilkes-Barre. During 
this period the church was destroyed by fire and a 
beautiful new building was erected. The church has 
had a steady growth under his eloquent preaching 
and progressive leadership. 

Dr. Roush has held many important offices in the 
Pennsylvania Baptist Convention and Wyoming Val- 
ley church and social service organizations. He is 
a member of the Board of Trustees of the Bucknell 
Junior College; a member of the executive commit- 
tee of the Council of Social Agencies; a member of 
the Russian Relief Board; and chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Evangelism of the Wyoming Valley Coun- 
cil of Churches. He is a past president of the 
Wyoming Valley Ministerial Association and of the 
Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Club. He belongs to the 
Masons. Odd Fellows and Patriotic Order of Sons of 

Roush received the M.A. degree at Bucknell in 
1912 and the honorary D.D. in 1934. Mrs. Roush 
is the former Elizabeth Haines. They have two sons 
and one daughter. Charles S. Roush, Jr., received his 
degree from Bucknell in 1934, and Richard J. in 

Guidance Center for campus representatives), a 
similar service is being conducted for all students as 
time and space will allow. This work will greatly 
strengthen the personnel program of the university. 

Language Institute in 
Third Year 

(^^olli', rhirtl r.n.^lisli Language Institute for Latin 
(^ Americans at Buckncll University began this 
year on July 8. The course ends August 30, when 
the students will receive their certificates with Huck- 
nell's regular suininer school graduates. 

There are thirty-seven regularly enrolled students, 
three auditors (wives of three of the students) and 
one special student. Thirteen Latin American coun- 
tries are represented and one European — Belgium. 
The largest delegation is from Brazil, with nine stu- 
dents present; the next largest is from Colombia, 
with five students. Belgium, the Dominican Repub- 
lic, Nicaragua, Uruguay and El Salvador each sent 
one student. Of the thirty-seven students, six are 
women. Dr. Luisa Cubillos of Chile has the dis- 
tinction of being the first woman doctor to attend 
the Institute. 

Many professions are represented, but once again 
the scientists are in the lead. There are seventeen 
doctors, seven engineers and the rest are teachers, art- 
ists, business men and "just plain students." A few 
of the group have recently graduated from their uni- 
versities and have not yet started their professional 

These students will go from Bucknell to Columbia, 
Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Northwestern, the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina and other similar institutions 
of higher learning. One, Miguel do Monte from 
Brazil, will continue as a regularly enrolled student 
at Bucknell. Dr. Paulo Becker, also from Brazil, 
goes to Mt. Sinai Hospital for advanced work in 
neuropathology. Miss Edna Garrido, a teacher from 
the Dominican Republic, will continue studies in 
folk-lore research at the University of North Caro- 
lina under Dr. Ralph S. Boggs. More than half of 
the group plan to take advanced degrees in this 

The staff of the English Language Institute in- 
cludes the following members of the Bucknell 
faculty: Dr. C. Willard Smith, director; Professor 
Frank A. Sprague, director of the English House; 
Mrs. Meyer Nimkotf, social chairman; Dr. Gladys 
C. Cook, Miss Mary B. MacDonald, Dr. Mildred 
Martin, Dr. Donald Stillman and Dr. Robert Streeter. 


N elaborate commemorative booklet containing 
the Official Proceedings of Biickiiell's Centen- 
nial Commencement is now being published, and will 
be distributed to all alumni. 

The centennial booklet will contain President 
Spencer's baccalaureate address, the speeches made 
during the Commencement exercises, and the text of 
the centennial sermon by Dr. Ivan Murray Rose. 

Charles Farrow, Jr. '26 
Becomes *'Man of 
the Year'' 

Cy^ill: Town Crier, organ of the George P. Shu- 
\S) maker Agency of the Provident Mutual Life 
Insurance Company, 111 John Street, New York 
('ity, has named Charles Farrow, Jr. "Man of the 
Year" for 1945. 

"This decision is one of the easiest we ever made," 
says the Crier. "One man literally ran away with the 
field. One man won most of the honors, qualified 
for all of the Clubs and stimulated the agency in 
such a fashion that he was unanimous choice. With 
pride the Town Crier nominates as MAN OF THE 
YEAR: Charles T. Farrow, Jr." Then follow nine 
reasons for the choice. Among them are: most poli- 
cies sold; largest policy; qualified for the Company 
Leaders Club every year since 1937; he has more 
than $2,000,000 of insurance in force. 

Football Season Starts 

(Continued from page 5.) 
be, quite simply, no room for new men. Conse- 
quently, the football squad will be made up almost 
exclusively of pre-war athletes and of men who 
played for Bucknell during the V-12 regime. In 
comparison, other colleges whose own men have not 
come flocking back to the campus in great numbers 
have had much greater opportunity to enroll out- 
standing freshman athletes. 

Coach Humphreys and his aides are confident, 
however, that the spirit of loyalty which has brought 
so many Orange and Blue gridmen back to Bucknell 
will give the Herd a fighting aggregation during the 
tough nine-game schedule which lies ahead. For the 
complete card, consult the photograph on the front 
cover of this issue of the Alumnus. 
Program Expanded 

As part of the re^■ived athletic program, the soccer 
team will play eight games this year, including tilts 
with Penn State, Navy and Temple. Tennis, golf 
and track were restored to the agenda last spring. 
The basketball team faces one of its most attractive 
schedules in years, a highlight being a contest with 
Rhode Island State in the Boston Garden. 

Thus, with an experienced staff and a clear idea of 
its role in the total educational process at Bucknell, 
intercollegiate athletics is ready to make a worth- 
v^hile contribution to the University's progress dur- 
ing its second century. 

It is expected that these proceedings will be dis- 
tributed early in October. 


Upper left, Harold W. Murray; lower left, Abbott G. Bucher ; 
lower right, Neat S. Blaisdell 

Bucknellians Involved in 
Tidal Wave 

C^^HREE Bucknellians figured prominently in the 
^ forecast and aftermath of the recent tidal wave 
which devastated the Hawaiian Islands and parts of 
the Pacific coast of the United States. They are 
Harold W. Murray '29, who is an expert on the 
"Aleutian Trench" and predicted trouble in this area; 
Abbott Bucher x'29, teacher in a Honolulu high 
school; and Neal Blaisdell '25, football and baseball 
star at Bucknell and now director of personnel of 
the Hawaiian Pineapple Company as well as a mem- 
ber of the Hawaiian Legislature. iVTurray's research 
is quoted from a story by Florence Utt Focht '27 in 
the Lew'isburgh Saturday News, and the story of the 
involvement of Bucher and Blaisdell is found in a 
recent letter to Mr, and Mrs. John Bucher of Lewis- 

Murray was the first to call the world's attention 
to the dangers in the area which recently produced 
a Pacific tidal wave of astounding dimensions. With 
the Coast and Geodetic Survey since his graduation, 
and now chief of the Hydrographic Survey section of 


the Bureau, Mr. Murray has specialized in the "Aleu- 
tian Trench" and had written an article concerning 
it which was considered of sufficient importance to 
warrant the publication of a review in the Geological 
Quarterly. Mrs. Focht says, "The review was pub- 
lished only thirty-six hours after the recent volcanic 
eruption which caused the wave." 

The Trench, according to Mr. Murray, " . . . is a 
narrow elongate depression in the ocean floor paral- 
leling the convex, south side of the Kenai and Alaska 
peninsulas and the Aleutian Archipelago in the 
North Pacific Ocean. Extending from Yakutat Bay 
in the Gulf of Alaska westward to Attu Island at the 
end of the Aleutian Islands, this remarkable trench 
is over 2,200 statute miles long and has a minimum 
depth of over 25,000 feet. The Aleutian Islands 
alone form an arc of a circle having a radius of about 
760 statute miles; the length along the arc is over 
1,400 miles. These distance